Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

receive knowledge from time to time: and af ter having received the record of the Nephites,  yea, even my servant Joseph Smith jr. might  have power to translate through the mercy of  God, by the power of God, the book of Mor mon: and also, those to whom these command ments were given, might have power to lay  the foundation of this church, and to bring it  forth out of obscurity, and out of darkness, the  only true and living church upon the face of  the whole earth, with which I the Lord am  well pleased, speaking unto the church collec tively and not individually; for I the Lord can not look upon sin with the least degree of al lowance: nevertheless, he that repents and  does the commandments of the Lord, shall be  forgiven, and he that repents not, from him  shall be taken even the light which he has re ceived, for my Spirit shall not always strive  with man, saith the Lord of hosts.
6 And again, verily I say unto you, O inhab itants of the earth, I the Lord am willing to  make these things known unto all flesh, for I  am no respecter of persons, and willeth that  all men shall know that the day speedily com eth, the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand,  when peace shall be taken from the earth, and  the devil shall have power over his own do minion; and also, the Lord shall have power  over his saints, and shall reign in their midst,  and shall come down in judgment upon Idu mea, or the world.
7 Search these commandments, for they are  true and faithful, and the prophecies and prom ises which are in them shall all be fulfilled. [p. 90]
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.