Historical information

This pocket size version of the New Testament published by Oxford University Press London has no specific publication date but would have been a very convenient size to carry at all times. Possibly produced at the turn of the 19th- 20th C. which parallels the ownership of Arthur Dixon while serving as a Mariner.


A rare example of a small compact travel or pocket size Bible complete with the owner's inscriptions and annotations. Reflects the faith of this mariner still retained until his death in the mid 20th C. This personal item is also significant as part of the gift of several items and papers belonging to this seafarer including sample ID photographs.

Physical description

Very slim and compact, commercially printed New testament on very thin paper with seperate travel case black morrocco leather with gilded title

Inscriptions & markings

Hand written Annotations on several pages :
Printed publisher details : published by OUP warehouse/ Henry Frowd Paternoster Row; New York, 42 Bleeker St. / Diamond 48's Cum Privilegia