Previously Unknown Edition of the Bay Psalm Book at Swann

Our Printed & Manuscript Americana sales feature historic materials, and occasionally items that come to auction shed new light on historical objects, periods and people.  Our upcoming February 4 auction contains a excellent example of an object that sheds new light on history: a previously unknown seventh edition of the famed Bay Psalm Book. In the video below, Specialist Rick Stattler contextualizes the dual importance of this book.



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Lot 84: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs or The Bay Psalm Book, the previously unknown seventh edition of the first book printed in North America, Boston, 1693. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.



For a look at more significant historical pieces, take a look at the full catalogue.

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