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Bay Psalm
Statementby Henry Wilder Foote.
SeriesPapers of the Hymn Society of America -- 7
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LC ClassificationsML3270 H9 no. VII
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p., [2] p. of plates :
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Open LibraryOL17213849M

The Bay Psalm Book was the first book to be printed in North America, twenty years after the arrival of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts. Today, only eleven copies are still in existence and fetch as much as fourteen million dollars at auction, making it also the most expensive book in the world.5/5(4).

The first book written and printed in the New World, The Bay Psalm Book holds a unique place in our cultural and religious history. Richard Mather and a group of his fellow New England clergy transcribed biblical psalms into metered verse/5(10).

Bay Psalm Book, (), perhaps the oldest book now in existence that was published in British North America.

It was prepared by Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Printed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on a press set up by Stephen Day, it included a dissertation on the lawfulness and.

First printed in in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Bay Psalm Book was the first book printed in Colonialist America. Principally written by John Eliot, Thomas Welde, and Richard Mather, these Psalms transitioned from a literal translation to a more aesthetically pleasing metered version.

Adopted by nearly every congregation in the Massachusetts Bay colony, a revised and enlarged edition Pages: Account Options. Sign in; Books. Try the new Google Books.

Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. The Bay Psalm Book: Being a Facsimile Reprint of the First Edition Wilberforce Eames Snippet view - The Bay Psalm Book: Being a Facsimile Reprint of the First Edition 5/5(1).

The Bay Psalm Book, as it is known, is essentially sacred text to be sung during the liturgy. A committee of thirty learned elders, including John Cotton, Richard Mather, and John Eliot, set about the task of creating a new translation of the Hebrew psalms into.

months after the Bay Psalm Book was sold, Sotheby’s London sold the Old Testament of the Gutenberg Bible for £22, and during the same auction season, Parke-Bernet sold a very good copy of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s works for $22, Less than a month prior to the sale of the Bay Psalm Book, Sotheby’s London sold a.

BAY PSALM BOOK IN METRE _LOGOS The Bay Psalm Book of was the first book printed in America. "It's a book that was not created to be fancy or splendid or valuable in any way other than the significance of its content," says Derick Dreher, the director of Philadelphia's Rosenbach Library, one of the few institutions to hold a Bay Psalm Book.

as harsh and dry as anything in the Bay Psalm book. In the meantime a printing press had been brought over to Massachusetts, while the new Psalm Book was prepar-ing.

It was mainly through the efforts of the Rev. Joseph or Josse Glover, formerly rector of. A census and account of copies is given in Wilberforce Eames' introduction to The Bay Psalm Book: Being a facsimile Reprint of the First Edition, Printed by Stephen Daye At Cambridge, in New England in New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,   Better known as the Bay Psalm Book, this work is significant in that it was the first book printed in British North America.

The Bay Psalm Book was printed under trying circumstances. The Reverend Jose Glover, who sailed to Massachusetts in in order to establish the first press in the fledgling colony, died during the transatlantic passage. BAY PSALM BOOK. BAY PSALM BOOK. The Bay Psalm Book, formally titled The Whole Book of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre (), was the first book printed on Anglo-American soil.

The Puritan divines of the Massachusetts Bay Colony set out to produce a translation from the Hebrew that was reflective of their unique brand of Calvinism and more literal than the most popular.

The Bay Psalm Book was the first book to be printed in North America, twenty years after the arrival of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts.

Today, only eleven copies are still in existence and fetch as much as fourteen million dollars at auction, making it also the most expensive book in the world/5(3). The Bay Psalm Book. Read FREE. Excerpt. The Singing of Psalmes, though it breath forth nothing but holy harmony, and melody: yet such is the subtilty of the enemie, and the enmity of our nature againʃ+t the Lord, & his wayes, that our hearts can finde matter of discord in his harmony, and crotchets of division in this holy melody.-for- There.

1. It's for sale. The main thing you need to know right now about the Bay Psalm Book is that a copy of it is up for public sale for the first time since Author: Ted Olsen.

The Bay Psalm Book, as this work is commonly known, is the first book printed in British North America. The Reverend Jesse Glover imported the first printing press to the Massachusetts Bay Colony insome 18 years after the first English settlers landed at Plymouth Rock.

A London printer, Stephen Daye, came with the press and established a printing office in Cambridge. The Bay Psalm Book, as it has come to be known, consists of a substantial introduction summarizing the creators’ philosophy and intentions, followed by translations of the Psalms rendered into meter, enabling them to be sung to well-known tunes of the day.

The psaltery. But the Bay Psalm Book, as it is known, has a special place in bibliophiles’ hearts, so much so that Michael Inman, the curator of rare books at the New York Public Library, said the auction was “likely” to set a record, even though the Bay Psalm Book was “not a particularly attractive book” and was “rather shoddily done.” (The.

The Bay Psalm Book Murder book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When a librarian is found dead with a rare volume in his h /5.

The Bay Psalm Book, expected to sell today for up to thirty million dollars, could become the world’s most expensive book. The Bay Psalm Book was the first book to be printed in North America, twenty years after the arrival of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts.

Today, only eleven copies are still in existence and fetch as much as fourteen million dollars at auction, making it also the most expensive book in the world/5(3). This Bay Psalm Book now belongs to financer and philanthropist David Rubenstein who plans to loan it to various libraries across the United States.

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The Bay Psalm Book is a religious and cultural manifesto of the Puritan Fathers and a towering icon of the founding of the United States. As the first printed book in America, the Bay Psalm Book was an early harbinger of American independence.

Join David Redden Director, Special Projects, and S. Through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress opened an exhibit featuring two copies of the Bay Psalm Book, officially titled.

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First Edition, Printed by Stephen Daye. At Cambridge, in New England. In 1, copies printed by. Dodd, Mead & Co., pages - Bonus – Collection of. Psalms and Hymns. For the Sanctuary. James Munroe and Co., pages, indexed, searchable - Bonus #2 – Hymns of Seller Rating: % positive. "The edition of this facsimile reprint of the Bay Psalm book is limited to copies, of which 25 copies are on Japan paper and on plain paper." The introduction contains a list of the 10 copies of the first edition of the Bay Psalm book known to be extant, with their present locations.

Description. A collection of psalms known as the Bay Psalm Book or, in full, The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated Into English Metre is perhaps the oldest book now in existence that was published in British North America. It was prepared by Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and printed in in Cambridge, Mass., on a press set up by Stephen Day.

NEW YORK (RNS) On a dark, damp and expensive Tuesday night at Sotheby’s auction house in Manhattan, one of the 11 surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in English in America (and the first book of Scripture), was sold for the highest price ever recorded for a print book in open sale, $ million (for a bid of $ million, plus fees).The Bay Psalm book: being a facsimile reprint of the first edition, printed by Stephen Daye at Cambridge, in New England in by Eames, Wilberforce, Publication date Topics Bible, Psalters, Hymns, English Publisher New York: Prepared for the New England Society in .