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WITH DEDICATIONS TO JOHN ELIOT AND AMERICAN INDIAN MINISTERS (BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH. OLD TESTAMENT. PSALMS.) Sefer Tehillim. The Book of Psalmes With the New English Translation,published by John Leusden, Professor of the Hebrew Tongue in the University of Utrecht. Vocalized Hebrew text and English translation on facing pages. 12mo, contemporary vellum, spine darkened; contents clean. Utrecht: John van de Water, 1688
first edition; issue with Utrecht (instead of London) imprint. Notable for the inclusion of dedications to John Eliot, "Venerable Apostle of the Indians in America," and to "the twenty four American [Indian] ministers," commending their missionary work. The preface cites Increase Mather's letter to Leusden regarding the spread of the Gospel in Massachusetts. European Americana 688/21; Sabin 66451; Wing B2744A.
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