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The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, of the Old & New Testament: Faithfully Translated Into English Meetre. For the Use, Edification and Comfort of the Saints in Publick and Private, Especially in New-England. [Eight Lines of Scripture References and Texts]

Mather, Cotton
Book; Online
Boston, : Printed by B. Green, and J. Allen, for Michael Perry, under the west-end of the Town House, 1698.
The ninth edition
Uniform Title
Bible Psalms English
420, [12], 10 p. : music ; 13 cm (12mo)
  • Contains thirteen compositions for 2 voices; textless. Ninth edition is the first to contain music.
  • Signatures: A-S¹², ²A⁶ (I4 missigned as I3; I6 as I4)
  • First edition with music and with Cotton Mather's appendix (10 p. at end.)-- Holmes, 53-E.
  • Error in paging: p. 415 misprinted as 154.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Imperfect: Leaves C1, K1, K12, N1 and N12 wanting; leaves E5-11 (p. 105-118) mutilated. Bound in full calf. Housed in a custom-fit beige cloth covered clamshell box. Provenance: From the library of William G. Mather, with his bookplate and Wm. G. Mather Accession No. 786 on front paste-down. Tracy W. McGregor Library, Mather Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
Cited in
English short title catalogue, entry W4784
Evans, C. American bibliography, entry 817
Holmes, T.J. Minor Mathers, 53-E
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, entry 66440
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.), entry B2612
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