Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
THE BAY PSALM BOOK, UNRECORDED VARIANT (BIBLE IN ENGLISH--PSALMS.) The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, of the Old and New-Testament. [2], 262 (of 309?) pages. 12mo, contemporary calf, worn, lacking backstrip, boards detached; lacking pages 263 through 309 (all but the first page of the appendix and the music), lacking most of front free endpaper, dampstaining visible to pages 231-240; 1739 ownership inscriptions of Obadiah Smith and Daniel S. Smith of Smithtown, Long Island on pastedowns. Boston: Printed for N. Bottolph in Cornhill, 1729

Additional Details

22nd edition of the Bay Psalm Book. Not all of those editions were printed in America, though of course the 1640 first edition was the first book printed in North America. Evans 3134 shows the imprint line as "for J. Phillips"; ESTC lists 4 variant imprints with a total of 9 examples, but this variant is unrecorded.