The Bay Psalm Book (Facsimile 1903)
The first book printed in America and the first book entirely written in the American colonies was The Bay Psalm Book. This was quite an accomplishment, just 20 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, and 10 years after the Puritan Migration to Massachusetts. The first printing press in New England was purchased and imported specifically to print this book. The translations were prepared by a group of thirty clergymen. No tunes were printed in the first edition, though later editions included music. The Bay Psalm Book went through numerous editions and continued in use in the churches over 100 years. This is a facsimile of the 1640 edition.
BS 140 .B4 1903
Place of Creation/Discovery:
New York, New York