Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

should call your solemn assembly: that your  fastings and your mourning might come up  into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, which is  by interpretation, the Creator of the first day;  the beginning and the end.
2 Yea, verily I say unto you, I gave unto  you a commandment, that you should build  an house, in the which house I design to en dow those whom I have chosen with power  from on high: for this is the promise of the  Father unto you: therefore I commanded  you to tarry, even as mine apostles at Jerusa lem: nevertheless my servants sinned a very  grievious sin; and contentions arose in the  school of the prophets, which was very griev ious unto me, saith your Lord: therefore I  sent them forth to be chastened.
3 Verily I say unto you, it is my will that you  should build an house: if you keep my com mandments, you shall have power to build it;  if you keep not my commandments the love of  the Father, shall not continue with you; there fore you shall walk in darkness. Now here is  wisdom and the mind of the Lord: let the  house be built, not after the manner of the  world, for I give not unto you, that ye shall  live after the manner of the world: therefore  let it be built after the manner which I shall  show unto three of you, whom ye shall appoint  and ordain unto this power. And the size  thereof shall be fifty and five feet in width,  and let it be sixty-five feet in length, in the in ner court thereof; and let the lower part of  the inner court be dedicated unto me for your  sacrament offering, and for your preaching; [p. 363]
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.