Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

and your fasting: and your praying, and the  offering up your most holy desires unto me,  saith your Lord. And let the higher part of  the inner court, be dedicated unto me for the  school of mine apostles, saith Son Ahman; or,  in other words, Alphus; or, in other words,  Omegus; even Jesus Christ your Lord: Amen.

Revelation, 4 June 1833 [D&C 96]

Revelation to Enoch [JS], showing the order of the  city or stake of Zion, Shinehah [Kirtland], given for a  sample to the saints in Kirtlaud [Kirtland], June, 1833.
1 Behold, I say unto you, here is wisdom  whereby ye may know how to act concern ing this matter: for it is expedient in me that  this stake that I have set for the strength of  Zion, should be made strong: therefore, let my  servant Ahashdah [Newel K. Whitney] take charge of the place  which is named among you, upon which I de sign to build mine holy house: and again let it  be divided into lots according to wisdom, for  the benefit of those who seek inheritances, as  it shall be determined in council among you.  Therefore, take heed that ye see to this matter,  and that portion that is necessary to benefit  mine order, for the purpose of bringing forth my  word to the children of men, for behold verily I  say unto you, this is the most expedient in me  that my word should go forth unto the children  of men, for [t]he purpose of subduing the hearts  of the children of men, for your good; even  so: Amen.
2 And again, verily I say unto you, it is [p. 364]
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.