Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

lieth among the mountains, and among many  nations; and by thy word many high ones  shall be brought low; and by thy word many  low ones shall be exalted. Thy voice shall be  a rebuke unto the transgressor; and at thy  rebuke let the tongue of the slanderer cease  its perverseness.
5 Be thou humble and the Lord thy God  shall lead thee by thy hand, and give the an swer to thy prayers. I know thy heart and  have heard thy prayers concerning thy breth ren. Be not partial towards them in love  above many others, but let thy love be for  them as for thyself; and let thy love abound  unto all men, and unto all who love my name.  And pray for thy brethren of the twelve.—  Admonish them sharply for my name’s sake,  and let them be admonished for all their sins  and be ye faithful before me unto my name[.]  And after their temptations, and much tribu lations, behold I the Lord will feel after them,  and if they harden not their hearts, and stiffen  not their necks against me, they shall be con verted, and I will heal them.
6 Now I say unto you, and what I say unto  you, I say unto all the twelve, arise and gird  up your loins, take up your cross, follow me,  and feed my sheep. Exalt not yourselves;  rebel not against my servant Joseph, for verily  I say unto you I am with him, and my hand  shall be over him; and the keys which I have  given unto him, and also to youward, shall not  be taken from him till I come.
7 Verily I say unto you, my servant Thom as thou art the man whom I have chosen to [p. 415]
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.