Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

ble us to redeem them out of their prisons; for  the prisoners shall go free.
23 Let the mountains shout for joy, and all  ye valleys cry aloud; and all ye seas and dry  lands tell the wonders of your eternal King.  And ye rivers, and brooks, and rills, flow  down with gladness. Let the woods, and all  the trees of the field praise the Lord; and ye  solid rocks weep for joy. And let the sun,  moon, and the morning stars sing together,  and let all the sons of God shout for joy.—  And let the eternal creations declare his name  for ever and ever. And again I say, how  glorious is the voice we hear from heaven,  proclaiming in our ears, glory, and salvation,  and honor, and immortality, and eternal life:  kingdoms, principalities, and powers.
24 Behold the great day of the Lord is at  hand, and who can abide the day of his com ing, and who can stand when he appeareth,  for he is like a refiners fire and like fullers  soap; and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier  of silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi,  and purge them as gold and silver, that they  may offer unto the Lord an offering in right eousness. Let us therefore, as a church and  a people, and as Latter day Saints, offer unto  the Lord an offering in righteousness, and let  us present in his holy temple when it is fin ished, a book containing the records of our  dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation.
25 Brethren, I have many things to say to  you on the subject; but shall now close for  the present, and continue the subject another  time. [p. 429]
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.