[The Souldier’s Pocket Bible] Cromwell’s Soldier’s Bible: Being A Reprint, In Facsimile, Of “The Soldier’s Pocket Bible,” Compiled by Edmund Calamy, and Issued For The Use Of The Commonwealth Army in 1643

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Calamy, Edmund with a Bibliographical Introduction and Preface by Field Marshal Viscount Wolseley [pref. 1894]

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Calamy, Edmund with a Bibliographical Introduction and Preface by Field Marshal Viscount Wolseley [pref. 1894]. [The Souldier’s Pocket Bible] Cromwell’s Soldier’s Bible: Being A Reprint, In Facsimile, Of “The Soldier’s Pocket Bible,” Compiled by Edmund Calamy, and Issued For The Use Of The Commonwealth Army in 1643. London: Elliot Stock, 1895. pp. [v.], 16. Slim 8vo. Limp leatherette covers held with original string binding with a likeness of Oliver Cromwell and a facsimile of his signature embossed to the front cover. Untrimmed page edges. Lightest edgewear to the covers, faintest spotting to the last page otherwise contents overhwhelmingly clean and unmarked; very good+. Issued to members of Cromwell’s ‘New Model Army’ during the height of the first English Civil War, “The Souldier’s Pocket Bible”, was a much condensed version of the Protestant Bible. Oliver Cromwell oversaw it’s publication, editing and selecting passages to be included with the aim of reinforcing morale and discipline amongst his soldiers. There are only two known copies of the original 1643 edition. Leather Bound. (#308) $185.00