Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Zion unto you: and this shall be an ensample  unto all the stakes of Zion: even so, Amen.

Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

1 Hearken, O ye people of my church,  saith the Lord your God, and hear the word  of the Lord concerning you; the Lord who  shall suddenly come to his temple: the Lord  who shall come down upon the world with a  curse to judgment; yea, upon all the nations  that forget God, and upon all the ungodly  among you. For he shall make bare his holy  arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the  ends of the earth shall see the salvation of  their God.
2 Wherefore prepare ye, prepare ye, O  my people; sanctify yourselves; gather ye  together, O ye people of my church, upon the  land of Zion, all you that have not been com manded to tarry. Go ye out from Babylon.  Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.  Call your solemn assemblies, and speak often  one to another. And let every man call upon  the name of the Lord; yea, verily I say unto  you again, the time has come when the voice  of the Lord is unto you, go ye out of Baby lon; gather ye out from among the nations,  from the four winds, from one end of heaven  to the other.
3 Send forth the elders of my church unto  the nations which are afar off; unto the isl ands of the sea; send forth unto foreign lands; [p. 431]
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.