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Eames, Wilberforce 1855-1937

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Works: 399 works in 758 publications in 3 languages and 8,156 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Paraphrases  History  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Honoree, Compiler, Author of introduction, Creator, Adapter, Contributor, Other
Classifications: BS1440, 223.2
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The digital Bay Psalm book a virtual reconstruction of the new world's first English-language book by Ian Christie-Miller ( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 981 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 Besides its significance as a religious treatise, spiritual guide, and historical document, The Bay Psalm Book is also recognized as an important milestone in the evolution of the American musical tradition.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
A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time by Joseph Sabin ( Book )
92 editions published between 1868 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliotheca americana. A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time by Joseph Sabin ( Book )
25 editions published between 1936 and 1961 in English and Spanish and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliography of the Algonquian languages by James Constantine Pilling ( Book )
3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
List of works in or on Algonquian dialects, including Montagnais and Cree. Has chronological index
The Bay Psalm book : being a facsimile reprint of the first edition, printed by Stephen Daye at Cambridge, in New England, in 1640 ( Book )
18 editions published between 1903 and 1976 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first edition of the Bay Psalm Book, or New England version of the Psalms, printed by Stephen Daye at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1640, has the distinction of being the first book printed in English America. When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in 1620, and founded the first permanent colony in New England, they brought with them Henry Ainsworth's version of the Psalms in prose and metre, with the printed tunes. This version was used in the church at Plymouth until 1692. Elsewhere, the Puritan colonists of the Massachusetts Bay, coming over in 1629 and 1630, sang the words and tunes of Sternhold and Hopkins' Psalms, which for many years had been published with the ordinary editions of the English Bible"--Introduction
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 )
20 editions published between 1892 and 2008 in English and Latin and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliographical essays; a tribute to Wilberforce Eames by Wilberforce Eames ( Book )
8 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bay Psalm book ( Book )
4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early New England catechisms; a bibliographical account of some catechisms published before the year 1800, for use in New England by Wilberforce Eames ( Book )
24 editions published between 1898 and 1972 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The logic primer by John Eliot ( Book )
9 editions published between 1904 and 1973 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
10 editions published between 1903 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Americana collection of Herschel V. Jones : a check-list [1473-1926] by Herschel V Jones ( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description of a wood engraving illustrating the South American Indians (1505) by Wilberforce Eames ( )
6 editions published between 1920 and 1922 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A list of editions of the Bay Psalm book or New England version of the Psalms by Wilberforce Eames ( Book )
11 editions published between 1885 and 1977 in English and held by 155 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 )
7 editions published between 1867 and 1971 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York printing MDCXCIII, facsimiles in the full scale of the originals of all known New York imprints of that year, compiled & edited by Douglas C McMurtrie ( Book )
2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first year of printing in New-York, May 1693 to April 1694 by Wilberforce Eames ( Book )
7 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (291)
Spanish (3)
Latin (1)
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