Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

public and in private; and inasmuch as ye are  faithful their shame shall be made manifest.  Wherefore, let them bring forth their strong  reasons against the Lord. Verily thus saith  the Lord unto you, there is no weapon that is  formed against you shall prosper; and if any  man lift his voice against you, he shall be con founded in mine own due time: wherefore,  keep my commandments: they are true and  faithful, even so: Amen.

Vision, 16 February 1832 [D&C 76]

A Vision.
1 Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth,  and rejoice ye inhabitants thereof, for the Lord  is God, and beside him there is no Savior; great  is his wisdom; marvellous are his ways; and  the extent of his doings, none can find out;  his purposes fail not, neither are there any  who can stay his hand: from eternity to eter nity he is the same and his years never fail.
2 For thus saith the Lord, I the Lord am  merciful and gracious unto those who fear me  and delight to honor those who serve me in  righteousness, and in truth unto the end; great  shall be their reward, and eternal shall be their  glory; and to them will I reveal all mys teries; yea, all the hidden mysteries of my  kingdom from days of old; and for ages to come  will I make known unto them the good plea sure of my will concerning all things pertain ing to my kingdom; yea, even the wonders of [p. 349]
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.