Bay Psalm book

the whole booke of Psalmes faithfully translated into English metre : first printed by Stephen Day(e), Massachusetts, 1640.
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Nottingham Court Press , London
Other titlesBible. O.T. Psalms., The whole booke of Psalmes.
ContributionsBodleian Library,
The Physical Object
Pagination(298) p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21586139M
ISBN 100906691656

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 English and casting the text into verse for singing.

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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 5/5(4). 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. 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.

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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. Bay Psalm Book.

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Join David Redden Director, Special Projects, and Selby Kiffer Senior Specialist, Special. 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 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 was soon in widespread use on both sides of the Atlantic. 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. Back in History with the Bay Psalm Book Knowing that there are only believed to be 11 of the original Bay Psalm Books in existence today, and that one sold at auction for over $14, makes it a special treat to own an inexpensive facsimile/5(3).

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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). Bay Psalm Book Last updated Ma Title page of the copy of the Bay Psalm Book held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Bay Psalm Book, common hymnal of the Massachusetts Bay colony. Written by Richard Mather Mather, Richard, –, British Puritan clergyman in North America, b. Lancashire, England. He studied at Oxford, began preaching, and was ordained in   The Bay Psalm Book was published inmore than a century and a half after the first Gutenberg Bibles and 20 years after the Pilgrims had landed at Plymouth.

Today, Sotheby’s will auction a copy of the first English-language book printed in America. “The Whole Booke of Psalmes,” or the Bay Psalm Book, as it. 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 Author: Zoltan Haraszti.

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NEW YORK, 12 April — On 26 NovemberSotheby’s New York will auction one of the finest surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book — the first book printed in what is now the United States of America. The Congregationalist Puritans who emigrated to Massachusetts Bay in search of religious freedom quickly set about to translate and produce a version of the Book of.

The Bay Psalm Book was the collaborative project of over twelve leading Puritan divines and the first publishing venture of the Massachusetts colony. The copies of the first edition provided Puritans with “a plain and familiar translation” designed to represent more “faithfully” the Hebrew psalms than did the version used by the.

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 Pages: The Bay Psalm Book is a very important piece of history. It was both the first book printed in the Colonies and it was also the first book entirely written in the Colonies.

When one considers the difficulties of mere existence during this time, a mere 20 years after the first arrivals in Plymouth inthe magnitude of the effort and. The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Harriss, Will and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   One of the greatest artifacts of American history, The Whole Booke of Psalmes, commonly known as the Bay Psalm Book, will be auctioned at 7pm on the 26th day of this month at Sotheby’s in New 6-byinch hymnal book’s estimated value was raised by 10 million dollars since the end of last year when we first ran a feature on the sale.

Recently, The New York Public Library digitized in its entirety one of its great treasures, the printing of The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre.

Better known as the Bay Psalm Book, this work is significant in that it was the first book printed in British North America. The communal singing of the Psalms from the Bay Psalm Book served to instill a strong sense of unity among Puritans of the day.

Sign up to .Q2r from the Bay Psalm Book remaining at the Old South Church, showing the unique reading in Ps verse 23 (see page 39). Courtesy of the Old South Church in Boston. W4r from the Harvard copy of the Bay Psalm Book, showing a contemporary emendation to Ps verse 6. Courtesy, Houghton Library, Harvard University (Vault STC ) 3.