New-York Historical Society shocases early American Bibles

This spring, the New-York Historical Society welcomes an extraordinary collection of historic Bibles and religious texts, many of which are on public display for the first time. On view April 17 – June 23, 2019, In God We Trust: Early Bible Printings from the David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection celebrates the linguistic, cultural, and religious differences that have characterized America’s inhabitants for the past 400 years and reveals the connection between Bibles and American identity. The collection was assembled by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, and among the highlights on view are the first Bible printed in America, the first Bible printed in English in America, the first Bible translated by a woman, and the first book printed in British North America, the “Bay Psalm Book

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