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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

THE
COVENANTS AND COMMANDMENTS
OF THE LORD,
TO HIS SERVANTS OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS.
 

Section 1 • Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

SECTION I.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say, hearken ye people from afar, and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together; for verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape, and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated: and the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow, for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the house-tops, and their secret acts shall be revealed; and the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days, and they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord have commanded them. [p. [87]]
THE
COVENANTS AND COMMANDMENTS
OF THE LORD,
TO HIS SERVANTS OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS.
 

Section 1 • Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

SECTION I.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith  the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose  eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say, heark en ye people from afar, and ye that are upon  the islands of the sea, listen together; for veri ly the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and  there is none to escape, and there is no eye that  shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear,  neither heart that shall not be penetrated: and  the rebellious shall be pierced with much sor row, for their iniquities shall be spoken upon  the house-tops, and their secret acts shall be  revealed; and the voice of warning shall be  unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples,  whom I have chosen in these last days, and  they shall go forth and none shall stay them,  for I the Lord have commanded them. [p. [87]]
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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

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, 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.

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