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Author Haraszti, Zoltán, 1892-1980.

Title The Bay Psalm Book [electronic resource] : The First Book Printed in British North America, 1640 / Zoltan Haraszti.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (464 pages)
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Summary The founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony came to the New World seeking religious freedom, and their first publication was a hymnal: The Bay Psalm Book, printed just twenty years after the Pilgrims' arrival. This book, with which the Pilgrims literally sang their praises to God, presents a translation of the Psalms from Hebrew, transposed into metrical rhyme for congregational singing. An instant success, the book was adopted throughout the colonies and remained in use for well over a century. Only eleven known original editions survive, one of which recently sold at auction for a record $14.2 million, making it the most expensive book in the world. This facsimile of a rare first edition includes a companion volume, The Enigma of the Bay Psalm Book, which provides an academic study of the psalter's history and contents. Both books are encompassed in this single volume, offering readers and collectors a personal edition of a major icon of book history and a great artifact of American culture.
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Subject Bible. Psalms -- Paraphrases, English.
Bible. Psalms. English. Bay Psalm book.
Music in churches.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Haraszti, Zoltán, 1892-1980. Enigma of the Bay Psalm book.
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Other Form: Print version: Bay Psalm book. Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2016. 9780486805269 (hardback) (DLC)2015049488
ISBN 9780486814193 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9780486814193

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