A very attractive Civil War pocket Bible. These pocket imprints by the American and Foreign Bible Society were crafted especially to be distributed to troops who had been mustered for battle and printed to fit perfectly in the uniform pocket. This example includes a lithographed Civil War presentation label by the A&FBS we have never seen before; quite attractive.
The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: According to the Commonly Received Version. New York. American and Foreign Bible Society. 1863.
It bears the ownership signature of S. Buell directly by the label, and likely a later ownership mark of M. L. Buell. This was purchased locally in Michigan and we believe it to have been the military issue copy given to Sidney D. Buell who seems to have been mustered in 1863, along with his brother Frank who died the same year of wounds obtained in battle. Sidney was a part of the 1st Michigan Light Infantry, Battery D.
Good + with some rubbing to cloth, slight discoloration, minor stain to foredge of text block. A solid little example.