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Eames, Wilberforce 1855-1937

Overview
Works: 1,061 works in 1,808 publications in 3 languages and 10,600 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  History  Paraphrases  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  Pictorial works  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Psalters  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Adapter, Compiler, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: Z1201, 016.970
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A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time by Joseph Sabin( Book )

160 editions published between 1868 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Sabin's <i>Bibliotheca Americana</i> was produced over the course of nearly 60 years. As the introduction to the final volume notes: "'Sabin' is not the work of two or three individuals but is a greater cooperative enterprise which never could have reached its present usefulness without the aid of hundreds of persons whose names and services were known only to the editorial staff. Librarians, cataloguers, scholars and collectors have searched their shelves and their historical notes in order to make these records more complete." Contributors included individuals working at the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, Grosvenor Library, the Harvard College Libraries, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the John Carter Brown Library; the Library of Congress, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Minnesota Historical Society, the New York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, the New York State Library, the Peabody Institute, the University of Texas, William and Mary College, the William L. Clements Library (now part of the University of Michigan), the Wisconsin Historical Society, Yale University Library, as well as the many auction houses, booksellers, and private collectors whom Sabin and his successors contacted
The digital Bay Psalm book : a virtual reconstruction of the new world's first English-language book by Ian Christie-Miller( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1638, the first printing press was imported to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and a group of local religious leadersincluding, it is thought, Richard Mather, John Cotton, and Richard Eliotset about to create a plain and familiar translation of the psalms and words of David into English metre for use in the colonys 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 perspectivesas 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 Bostons 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 owners 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 Americas first English-language book
Early New England and catechisms; a bibliographical account of some catechisms published before the year 1800, for use in New England by Wilberforce Eames( Book )

23 editions published between 1898 and 1971 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of the Algonquian languages by James Constantine Pilling( Book )

13 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List of works in or on Algonquian dialects, including Montagnais and Cree. Has chronological index
The letter of Columbus on the discovery of America : a facsimile of the pictorial edition, with a new and literal translation, and a complete reprint of the oldest four editions in Latin by Christopher Columbus( Book )

33 editions published between 1892 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bay Psalm book : being a facsimile reprint of the first edition, printed by Stephen Daye at Cambridge, in New England, in 1640 by Stephen Day( Book )

19 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bay Psalm book is the first book printed in British North America
The Bay Psalm book by Wilberforce Eames( Book )

15 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a facsimile reprint of the first edition printed in 1640 by Stephen Daye at Cambridge, Mass. "The Bay Psalm Book" was the first book known to be printed in British North America. The book went through several editions and remained in use for well over a century. The book is a psalter, or a volume containing metrical translations of the Book of Psalms. Some of the tunes contained in the Bay Psalm Book continue to be used; in particular, "Old 100th" is a popular setting for the Doxology. Eleven copies of the first edition are known still to survive
Three centuries of English booktrade bibliography: an essay on the beginnings of booktrade bibliography since the introduction of printing and in England since 1595 by Adolf Growoll( Book )

22 editions published between 1903 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical essays; a tribute to Wilberforce Eames by Wilberforce Eames( Book )

11 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotheca americana. A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time by Joseph Sabin( Book )

in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americana collection of Herschel V. Jones : a check-list [1473-1926] by Herschel V Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of a wood engraving illustrating the South American Indians (1505) by Wilberforce Eames( )

5 editions published between 1920 and 1922 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic primer, reprinted from the unique original of 1672 by John Eliot( )

6 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three voyages of Martin Frobisher in search of a passage to Cathay and India by the north-west, A.D. 1576-8 by George Best( Book )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic primer by John Eliot( Book )

5 editions published between 1904 and 1970 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of editions of the Bay Psalm book or New England version of the Psalms by Wilberforce Eames( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first year of printing in New-York, May 1693 to April 1694 by Wilberforce Eames( Book )

5 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time
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Alternative Names
Wilberforce Eames American bibliographer and librarian

Wilberforce Eames Amerikaans bibliograaf (1855-1937)

Wilberforce Eames U.S. bibliographer and librarian

Languages
English (389)

Spanish (4)

Latin (2)