Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

unto your brethren in Zion, in love greeting,  that I have called you also to preside over Zion  in mine own due time: therefore let them  cease wearying me concerning this matter.  Behold, I say unto you, that your brethren in  Zion begin to repent, and the angels rejoice  over them; nevertheless, I am not well pleased  with many things: and I am not well pleased  with my servant William E. McLel[l]in, neither  with my servant Sidney Gilbert; and the bish op also: and others have many things to re pent of: but verily I say unto you, that I the  Lord will contend with Zion and plead with  her strong ones, and chasten her, until she  overcomes and is clean before me: for she  shall not be removed out of her place: I the  Lord have spoken it: Amen.

Revelation, 6 August 1833 [D&C 98]

Revelation given August, 1833.
1 Verily I say unto you, my friends, fear not,  let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice ev ermore, and in every thing give thanks, wait ing patiently on the Lord: for your prayers  have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sab aoth, and are recorded with this seal and tes tament: the Lord hath sworn and decreed that  they shall be granted: therefore he giveth this  promise unto you, with an immutable coven ant, that they shall be fulfilled, and all things  wherewith you have been afflicted, shall work  together for good, and to my name’s glory  saith the Lord. [p. 333]
The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President of Said Church. 2nd ed. Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor, 1844; 3–448; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented herein is held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival markings.
All but the final gathering of this book was printed in octodecimo format on thirteen sheets that were cut and folded into thirteen gatherings of eighteen leaves (thirty-six pages) each. The final gathering comprises eight leaves (sixteen pages). The text block measures 5⅞ × 3⅝ inches (15 × 9 cm).
The copy of the book presented herein is in a presentation binding of red sheepskin with gilt edges. The volume measures 6 × 3⅞ × 1 inches (15 × 10 × 3 cm). The spine is stamped with gilt ornamental panels and “Doctrine | and | Covenants” and “J. Glenn.” in gilt. The front and back pastedowns, the front flyleaf, and the back flyleaf are single-sided marbled leaves featuring a shell pattern with brown body and veins of red and white. In this copy, the first leaf of the first gathering, which is blank in other extant copies, is missing. The verso of the front flyleaf has two inscriptions, the first in graphite and the second in ink: “RN 69025 | Vault | Book Area | M223.1 | D632 | 1844” and “Jane Glenn | from her friend | Leonora Taylor | Nauvoo Oct 27th | 1844”. The handwriting of the first inscription is unknown; Leonora Taylor inscribed the second.
As the aforementioned ink inscription indicates, Leonora Taylor, wife of early church leader and printer John Taylor, presented this book to Jane Glenn. The book came into the possession of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints circa 1983.