THE BAY PSALM BOOK.
THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COLONIES.
A BEAUTIFUL and ABSOLUTELY PERFECT copy; having the additional page of Faults escaped in printing. The binding---one of Mr. F. BEDFORDS master-pieces---is in dark brown crushed levant morocco, the sides studded with gold stars, within broad gilt borders, with corner and center ornaments; and the volume is enclosed in a Solander case of blue, straight-grained morocco, lettered.
For a description and collation, see Thomass Hist. of Printing, i. 231, 232, and the Prince Library Catalogue.
To offer any remarks on the RARITY or the IMPORTANCE of this precious volume would be sheer impertinence. The acquisition of a copy of the original edition of the Bay Psalm Book must always be the crowning triumph to which every American collector aspires,---while the chances of acquisition are constantly diminishing. It is by no means probable that another copy will be offered for competition within the next quarter of a century, at least.