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The enigma of the Bay Psalm book

Author: Zoltán Haraszti
Publisher: [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, [1956]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the first book ever written and printed in America after the Puritans of arrived at Massachusetts Bay (1620). The volume ... [is] an expression of the colony's own brand of Calvinism--as a gesture designed to demonstrate that its people were congregationalists and, at the same time, loyal members of the Church of England.
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Haraszti, Zoltán, 1892-1980.
Enigma of the Bay Psalm book.
[Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, [1956]
(OCoLC)590179375
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltán Haraszti
OCLC Number: 382590
Notes: Companion volume to The Bay Psalm book, a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1640, published in 1956.
Description: xiii, 143 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Puritans' need for a new translation --
The jingle of Thomas Shepard --
John Cotton --
not Richard Mather --
The New England Psalm Book --
Problems for the scholar --
Experiments in textual analysis --
The search for authorship --
The psalm-singing of the Puritans --
The printing of the Bay Psalm Book --
The extant copies --
A transcript by Cotton --
Who was Richard Lyon? --
The draft of the preface.
Responsibility: by Zoltán Haraszti.

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An examination of the first book ever written and printed in America after the Puritans of arrived at Massachusetts Bay (1620). The volume ... [is] an expression of the colony's own brand of Calvinism--as a gesture designed to demonstrate that its people were congregationalists and, at the same time, loyal members of the Church of England.

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