Format Books
Dates 1640
Location Cambridge
United States
Language English
Subjects Bible
Music in Churches
Paraphrases, English
United States
Whole booke of Psalmes faithfully translated into English metre.
Other Title
bay psalm book
whole booke of psalmes ...
Created / Published
[Cambridge, Mass.] : Imprinted [by S. Daye, 1640]
Subject Headings
-  Bible.--Psalms--Paraphrases, English
-  Music in churches
-  Psalmody
-  United States--Massachusetts--Cambridge
-  The first book printed in British North America, commonly known as the Bay Psalm book. Translated by Richard Mather, John Eliot, and Thomas Weld, among others. The preface is possibly by Mather, but could be by John Cotton. Cf. Zoltan Haraszti, The enigma of the Bay Psalm book, 1956, p. 12-27.
-  Printed at the press in Cambridge, Mass., supervised by Stephen Day (variously Daye). Day's son Matthew may have been responsible for the actual printing. Cf. ESTC.
-  Title from the Bay Psalm book, a facsim, reprint of the first ed. of 1640 [Chicago, 1956].
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Evans 4
-  ESTC (RLIN) W15144
-  NUC pre-1956 NBi 0026282
-  "Faults escaped in printing."--p. [295].
-  LC copy is the Van Sinderen copy, described in the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, v. 24, 1967, p. 186-[187], 204-205; see also Zoltán Haraszti, The enigma of the Bay Psalm book [Chicago, 1956] chapter X. DLC
-  LC copy imperfect: t.p. and 18 leaves wanting. DLC
-  LC copy accompanied by envelope containing related clippings, photocopies, and notes related to LC's copy, ca. 35 items. DLC
[296] p. ; 19 cm. (4to)
Call Number
BS1440 .B4 1640
Digital Id
Library of Congress Catalog Number

Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.