Sefer Tehilim. Liber Psalmorum Hebraïce Cum Notis Selectis Ex Editione Francisci Hare S.T.P. Espiscopi Cicestrensis: Et Cum Selecta Lectionum Varietate Ex Ed. Vet. Test. Heb. Benj. Kennicott S.T.P.
Cambridge, MA: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1809. 12mo. (6 1/2 x 4 inches). ,495pp. Early Yiddish inscription on the front endpaper. Printing flaw to Dd4.
Contemporary sheep, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece
The first printing of any part of the Bible in Hebrew in America.
This Psalter represents the first printing in America of any part of the Bible in Hebrew and its publication engendered an interest in printing a complete Hebrew Bible in America, a task completed five years later. The Hebrew text is above, with the Latin translation below, and under that the commentary notes.
Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 1; Rosenbach, American Jewish Bibliography 152 (locating only his own copy); Shaw & Shoemaker 17004; O'Callaghan p.96; Wright, Early Bibles in America, p. 22; Sabin 66455.