Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

ly to be seen and understood by the power of  the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those  who love him and purify themselves before  him; to whom he grants this privilege of see ing and knowing for themselves; that through  the power and manifestation of the Spirit,  while in the flesh, they may be able to bear  his presence in the world of glory. And to  God and the Lamb be glory, and honor, and  dominion forever and ever: Amen.

Revelation, 9 March 1833 [D&C 91]

Revelation given March, 1833.
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, con cerning the Apocrypha, there are many things  contained therein that are true, and it is most ly translated correct: there are many things  contained therein that are not true, which are  interpolations by the hands of men. Verily I  say unto you that it is not needful that the  Apocrypha should be translated. Therefore,  whoso readeth it let him understand, for the  Spirit manifesteth truth; and whoso is enlight ened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit there from; and whoso receiveth not by the Spirit,  cannot be benefited: therefore, it is not needful  that it should be translated: Amen. [p. 359]
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.