Collection ID



Bible - Printed Book




New York, (United States)




Printed on Paper


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 by 2010 by Rusty Maisel; Privately purchased in 2010 by the Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2022 to The Signatry, 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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