The Resource The Bay Psalm Book : The First Book Printed in British North America, 1640, Zoltan Haraszti, (electronic resource)

The Bay Psalm Book : The First Book Printed in British North America, 1640, Zoltan Haraszti, (electronic resource)

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The Bay Psalm Book : The First Book Printed in British North America, 1640
Title
The Bay Psalm Book
Title remainder
The First Book Printed in British North America, 1640
Statement of responsibility
Zoltan Haraszti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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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CtWfDGI
Dewey number
223/.2052
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS1440
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
The Bay Psalm Book : The First Book Printed in British North America, 1640, Zoltan Haraszti, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE2OTQ0OTQ0
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00011224
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (464 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486814193
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780486814193
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not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
frd00011224
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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