Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

earth and all things which are in them, and  that he created man male and female; after  his own image and in his own likeness created  he them, and gave unto them commandments  that they should love and serve him the only  living and true God, and that he should be the  only being whom they should worship. But  by the transgression of these holy laws, man  became sensual and devlish, and became fall en man.
5 Wherefore the Almighty God gave his  only begotten Son, as it is written in those  scriptures which have been given of him; he  suffered temptations but gave no heed unto  them; he was crucified, died, and rose again  the third day; and ascended into heaven to sit  down on the right hand of the Father, to reign  with almighty power according to the will of  the Father, that as many as would believe and  be baptized, in his holy name, and endure in  faith to the end should be saved: not only those  who believed after he came in the meridian of  time in the flesh, but all those from the begin ning, even as many as were before he came,  who believed in the words of the holy proph ets, who spake as they were inspired by the  gift of the Holy Ghost, who truly testified of  him in all things, should have eternal life, as  well as those who should come after, who  should believe in the gifts and callings of God  by the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of  the Father, and of the Son, which Father, Son,  and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eter nal, without end. Amen. [p. 93]
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.