Library of Congress—Bay Psalm Book, 1640

The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre, printed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640, is the first book printed in what is now the United States.

David’s book, which he purchased in 2013, is one of six that includes the original title page. The book is on display at the David Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.

Library of Congress Online Exhibition
Library of Congress Gazette: First Among Many
First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing
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