Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

suffer the wrath of Almighty God until the ful nes of times, when Christ shall have subdued  all enemies under his feet, and shall have per fected his work, when he shall deliver up the  kingdom and present it unto the Father spot less, saying: I have overcome and have trod den the wine-press alone, even the wine-press  of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty  God: then shall he be crowned with the crown  of his glory, to sit on the throne of his power to  reign forever and ever. But behold and lo,  we saw the glory and the inhabitants of the  telestial world, that they were as innumerable  as the stars in the firmament of heaven, or as  the sand upon the sea shore, and heard the  voice of the Lord saying: These all shall bow  the knee, and every tongue shall confess to  him who sits upon the throne forever and ev er: for they shall be judged according to their  works; and every man shall receive according  to his own works, and his own dominion, in  the mansions which are prepared, and they  shall be servants of the Most High, but where  God and Christ dwell they cannot come, worlds  without end. This is the end of the vision  which we saw, which we were commanded to  write while we were yet in the Spirit.
8 But great and marvellous are the works  of the Lord and the mysteries of his kingdom  which he showed unto us, which surpasses all  understanding in glory, and in might, and in do minion, which he commanded us we should  not write, while we were yet in the Spirit, and  are not lawful for man to utter; neither is man  capable to make them known, for they are on [p. 358]
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.