Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

call upon all nations; firstly, upon the Gen tiles, and then upon the Jews. And behold  and lo, this shall be their cry, and the voice  of the Lord unto all people: Go ye forth unto  the land of Zion, that the borders of my peo ple may be enlarged, and that her stakes may  be strengthened, and that Zion may go forth  unto the regions round about: yea, let the  cry go forth among all people; awake and  arise and go forth to meet the Bridegroom:  behold and lo the Bridegroom cometh, go ye  out to meet him. Prepare yourselves for the  great day of the Lord.
4 Watch, therefore, for ye know neither  the day nor the hour. Let them, therefore,  who are among the Gentiles, flee unto Zion.  And let them who be of Judah, flee unto Je rusalem, unto the mountains of the Lord’s  house. Go ye out from among the nations,  even from Babylon, from the midst of wicked ness, which is spiritual Babylon. But verily  thus saith the Lord, let not your flight be in  haste, but let all things be prepared before  you: and he that goeth, let him not look back,  lest sudden destruction shall come upon him.
5 Hearken and hear O ye inhabitants of the  earth. Listen ye elders of my church to gether, and hear the voice of the Lord, for he  calleth upon all men and he commandeth all  men everywhere to repent: for behold the  Lord God hath sent forth the angel, crying  through the midst of heaven, saying: prepare  ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths  strait, for the hour of his coming is nigh,  when the Lamb shall stand upon Mount Zion, [p. 432]
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.