Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

the resurrection of the just, and they who  have done evil in the resurrection of the un just. Now this caused us to marvel, for it  was given unto us of the Spirit: and while we  meditated upon these things, the Lord touched  the eyes of our understandings, and they were  opened, and the glory of the Lord shone round  about; and we beheld the glory of the Son,  on the right hand of the Father, and received  of his fulness; and saw the holy angels, and  they who are sanctified before his throne,  worshipping God and the Lamb, who worship  him forever and ever. And now, after the  many testimonies which have been given of  him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we  give of him, that he lives; for we saw him,  even on the right hand of God; and we heard  the voice bearing record that he is the only  begotten of the Father; that by him and  through him, and of him, the worlds are and  were created; and the inhabitants thereof are  begotten sons and daughters unto God. And  this we saw also, and bear record, that an angel  of God, who was in authority in the presence  of God, who rebelled against the only begot ten Son; whom the Father loved, and who  was in the bosom of the Father; and was  thrust down from the presence of God and the  Son, and was called Perdition; for the heavens  wept over him; he was Lucifer, a son of the  morning. And while we were yet in the Spir it, the Lord commanded us that we should  write the vision: for we beheld satan, that old  serpent, even the devil, who rebelled against  God, and sought to take the kingdom of our [p. 351]
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.