The Soldier’s Pocket Bible

The Soldier’s Pocket Bible


Collection ID

BIB.003509

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1917

Geography

New York, (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

4.5 × 2.87 × 0.1 in. (11.4 × 7.2 × 0.25 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


This is a facsimile reprint of a tract issued during the Civil War in England for use by the army of Oliver Cromwell. It contains over 100 verses from the Geneva Bible about war. During World War I, it was reissued for American soldiers with a note by Theodore Roosevelt stamped on the verso of the title page, “This is worth reading, comrade and friend.”

Printed in 1917 in New York, New York. Acquired by Charles Thuem.[1] Acquired before 2010 by Rusty Maisel; Privately purchased in 2010 by the Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: Inscription on endpaper reads “This book is the personal property of Charles Thuem and was given.” Charles Thuem is likely Henry Charles Thuem (1891–1949), who fought in World War I.

description

This is a facsimile reprint of a tract issued during the Civil War in England for use by the army of Oliver Cromwell. It contains over 100 verses from the Geneva Bible about war. During World War I, it was reissued for American soldiers with a note by Theodore Roosevelt stamped on the verso of the title page, “This is worth reading, comrade and friend.”


provenance

Printed in 1917 in New York, New York. Acquired by Charles Thuem.[1] Acquired before 2010 by Rusty Maisel; Privately purchased in 2010 by the Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: Inscription on endpaper reads “This book is the personal property of Charles Thuem and was given.” Charles Thuem is likely Henry Charles Thuem (1891–1949), who fought in World War I.


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