The Bay Psalm Book

Author: Richard Mather,Stephen Daye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557095909

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 2139

The first book written and printed in the New World, the Bay Psalm Book holds a unique place in our cultural history. A group of New England Clergy, believed led by Richard Mather, transcribed psalms into metered verse and, in 1640, printed it in Cambridge, Mass. Originals are extremely rare. With this reproduction of the first edition, the earliest book published in America will finally be available again to a modern audience.

The Bay Psalm Book

The First Book Printed in British North America, 1640

Author: Zoltan Haraszti

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486805263

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 8238

"An unabridged compilation of The Enigma of the Bay Psalm Book by Zoltaan Haraszti originally published by The University of Chicago Press in 1956 and The Bay Psalm Book, first published in 1640"--Title page verso.

The Enigma of the Bay Psalm Book (Classic Reprint)

Author: Zoltan Haraszti

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780331733563

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 6390

Excerpt from The Enigma of the Bay Psalm Book About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Bay Psalm Book

Author: Richard Mather

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557090971

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 9348

The first book written and printed in the New World, the Bay Psalm Book holds a unique place in our cultural history. A group of New England Clergy, believed led by Richard Mather, transcribed psalms into metered verse and, in 1640, printed it in Cambridge, Mass. Originals are extremely rare. With this reproduction of the first edition, the earliest book published in America will finally be available again to a modern audience.

The Digital Bay Psalm Book

A Virtual Reconstruction of the New World's First English-language Book

Author: Ian Christie-Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780817384005

Category: Religion

Page: 333

View: 1625

In 1638, the first printing press was imported to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and a group of local religious leaders—including, it is thought, Richard Mather, John Cotton, and Richard Eliot—set about to create “a plain and familiar translation of the psalms and words of David into English metre” for use in the colony’s church meetings. Earlier psalteries had been brought to the New World by colonists, but in Puritan thought they had strayed too far from the original Hebrew text. In 1640, The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre was published in Cambridge; it was the first book published in the American Colonies. 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. It went through multiple printings and editions before being succeeded by newer texts in later decades. Generations of theologians and scholars have turned to The Bay Psalm Book, considering it from a variety of perspectives. Besides its significance as a religious treatise, spiritual guide, and historical document, The Bay Psalm Book is also recognized as an important milestone in the evolution of the American musical tradition. In recent years, a new generation of scholars has returned to the book, seeing it from fresh perspectives—as a social document, for example, and as a physical artifact of early American life in the Massachusetts Bay area. The Digital Bay Psalm Book gives scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts alike a rich and intimate experience of the book as it was known by its earliest readers. As an electronic-only publication offered as a downloadable PDF, The Digital Bay Psalm Book takes advantage of digital technology to offer meticulously rendered photographs of the 7.25 x 4 inch book, one of several once owned by Thomas Prince, scholar and minister of Boston’s Old South Church from 1718 to 1758. In this format, users are able to zoom in to examine each individual page, the quality of the paper and printing, marginalia, notes, and other marks accrued over the centuries, yielding insights into the owner’s use and understanding of the text as well as the very life of the book itself. In addition, Christie-Miller provides four supplements that shed light on the technology and craft that went into the creation of America’s first English-language book.

Psalms in the Early Modern World

Author: Assoc Prof Linda Phyllis Austern,Mr David L Orvis,Ms Kari Boyd McBride

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478971

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 9865

Psalms in the Early Modern World is the first book to explore the use, interpretation, development, translation, and influence of the Psalms in the Atlantic world, 1400-1800. In the age of Reformation, when religious concerns drove political, social, cultural, economic, and scientific discourse, the Bible was the supreme document, and the Psalms were arguably its most important book.The Psalms played a central role in arbitrating the salient debates of the day, including but scarcely limited to the nature of power and the legitimacy of rule; the proper role and purpose of nations; the justification for holy war and the godliness of peace; and the relationship of individual and community to God. Contributors to the collection follow these debates around the Atlantic world, to pre- and post-Hispanic translators in Latin America, colonists in New England, mystics in Spain, the French court during the religious wars, and both Protestants and Catholics in England. Psalms in the Early Modern World showcases essays by scholars from literature, history, music, and religious studies, all of whom have expertise in the use and influence of Psalms in the early modern world. The collection reaches beyond national and confessional boundaries and to look at the ways in which Psalms touched nearly every person living in early modern Europe and any place in the world that Europeans took their cultural practices.

Bibliography and the Book Trades

Studies in the Print Culture of Early New England

Author: Hugh Amory

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812203909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 1835

Hugh Amory (1930-2001) was at once the most rigorous and the most methodologically sophisticated historian of the book in early America. Gathered here are his essays, articles, and lectures on the subject, two of them printed for the first time. An introduction by David D. Hall sets this work in context and indicates its significance; Hall has also provided headnotes for each of the essays. Amory used his training as a bibliographer to reexamine every major question about printing, bookmaking, and reading in early New England. Who owned Bibles, and in what formats? Did the colonial book trade consist of books imported from Europe or of local production? Can we go behind the iconic status of the Bay Psalm Book to recover its actual history? Was Michael Wigglesworth's Day of Doom really a bestseller? And why did an Indian gravesite contain a scrap of Psalm 98 in a medicine bundle buried with a young Pequot girl? In answering these and other questions, Amory writes broadly about the social and economic history of printing, bookselling and book ownership. At the heart of his work is a determination to connect the materialities of printed books with the workings of the book trades and, in turn, with how printed books were put to use. This is a collection of great methodological importance for anyone interested in literature and history who wants to make those same connections.

Three Centuries of American Poetry

Author: Allen Mandelbaum,Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307569233

Category: Poetry

Page: 768

View: 5235

A comprehensive overview of America's vast poetic heritage, Three Centuries of American Poetry features the work of some 150 of our nation's finest writers. It includes selections from Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, and Gertrude Stein, as well as significant works of lesser-known American poets. From the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Romantic Era and the Gilded and Modern Ages, this unrivaled anthology also presents a memorable array of rare ballads, songs, hymns, spirituals, and carols that echo through our nation's history. Highlights include Native American poems, African American writings, and the works of Quakers, colonists, Huguenots, transcendentalists, scholars, slaves, politicians, journalists, and clergymen. These discerning selections demonstrate that the American canon of poetry is as diverse as the nation itself, and constantly evolving as we pass through time. Most important, this collection strongly reflects the peerless stylings that mark the American poetic experience as unique. Here, in one distinguished volume, are the many voices of the New World. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bay Psalm Book

The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated Into English Metre

Author: Stephen Daye

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602060967


Page: 316

View: 8023

For the settlers who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, singing psalms in praise of God was a fundamental part of worship. Unsatisfied with existing translations (which they felt put more stake in poetry than piety) the pilgrims elected a panel of 30 clergymen, including well-known ministers Richard Mather, John Eliot, and Thomas Weld, to put together a new translation. In 1640, they produced The Bay Psalm Book-the first book ever published in the American Colonies. The authentic prose remains lyrical and lovely as it carries the Puritans' simple message of God's grace.

The Bay Psalm book

being a facsimile reprint of the first edition, printed by Stephen Daye at Cambridge, in New England, in 1640

Author: Wilberforce Eames,Stephen Day

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibles

Page: 292

View: 898


Music of the Colonial and Revolutionary Era

Author: John Ogasapian

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324352

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 577

This volume in the new American History through Music reference series examines the roles of music in the Colonial and Revolutionary era.

The Collectors

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759569041

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 436

Oliver Stone and his Camel Club are in a race to stop a man who is determined to auction off America to the highest bidder: Roger Seagraves is selling America to her enemies, one devastating secret at a time. On a local level, Annabelle Conroy, the most gifted con artist of her generation, is becoming a bit of a Robin Hood as she plots a monumental scam against one of the most ruthless businessmen on earth. As the killings on both fronts mount, the Camel Club fights the most deadly foes they've ever faced.

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Author: W. Phillip Keller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310291429

Category: Religion

Page: 122

View: 5511

With over 2 million copies sold, Phillip Keller s beloved contemporary classic spans the decades with its uplifting insights on Psalm 23. Pairing Keller s sublime reflections with the King James Version, this edition sheds light for a new generation of readers on the nature and ways of sheep---and of the Good Shepherd who cares for them."