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The Bay Psalm book

The Bay Psalm book

a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1640.

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Published by University of Chicago Press in [Chicago] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesBible O.T. Psalms. English. Paraphrases. 1956. Bay Psalm book., Bay Psalm book.
The Physical Object
Pagination[3], [281], [2] p. :
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15381189M
LC Control Number56005128
OCLC/WorldCa9837557


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