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Moses vnuailed: or, Those figures which serued vnto the patterne and shaddow of heauenly things, pointing out the Messiah Christ Iesus, briefly explained Wherevnto is added the harmonie of all the prophets, breathing with one mouth, the mystery of his comming, and of that redemption which by his death he was to accomplish.... – tekijä: William Guild

Maison rustique, or The countrey farme: compiled in the French tongue by Charles Steuens and Iohn Liebault doctors of physicke: and translated into English by Richard Surflet practitioner in physicke. Also a short collection of the hunting of the hart, wilde bore, hare, foxe, gray, cony; of birds and faulconrie – tekijä: Charles Estienne

Annotations upon the five bookes of Moses, the booke of the Psalmes, and the Song of Songs, or, Canticles VVherein the Hebrevv vvords and sentences, are compared with, and explained by the ancient Greeke and Chaldee versions, and other records and monuments of the Hebrewes: but chiefly by conference with the holy Scriptures, Moses his words, lawes and ordinances, the sacrifices, and other legall ceremonies heretofore commanded by God to the Church of Israel, are explained. ... – tekijä: Henry Ainsworth

Christian advertisements and counsels of peace Also disswasions from the separatists schisme, commonly called Brownisme, which is set apart from such truths as they take from vs and other reformed churches, and is nakedly discouered, that so the falsitie thereof may better be discerned, and so iustly condemned and wisely auoided. Published, for the benefit of the humble and godlie louer of the trueth. By Richard Bernard, preacher of Gods word – tekijä: Richard Bernard

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AvainsanojaReligion (54), Biblical Commentary (31), Conduct Books (6), Languages (5), Brownism (3), Prayer (3), Grammar (3), Catholicism (2), Dictionaries (2), Bibles (2) — kaikki avainsanat

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Tietoja minustaThis library was sent along with the 400 Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers who left England in April, 1629 and settled at Salem.

Tietoja kirjastostaniThe books in this collection, documented in the records of the Massachusetts Bay Company, were given in part by Company "adventurer" (investor) William Backhouse (~1593-1662), described as a "renowned chymist, Rosicrucian, and a great encourager of those that studied chymistry and astrology, especially Elias Ashmole, whom he adopted as his son." The remainder of the books were purchased by Rev. Samuel Skelton (1593-1634), a minister who came with the fleet to Salem and preached there until his death.

The eight books given by Backhouse are not listed with a monetary value, but the 54 purchased by Skelton are assigned prices. The individual prices are noted in Comments for each book; in total they come to £3-3-6 for the first section; £3-15 for the second; and £3-10-4 for the third.

The books are believed to have been shipped aboard the George Bonaventure and housed in John Endicott's house at Salem. George Littlefield then speculated that they would have been removed to John Winthrop's house at Charlestown when he took over as governor, and eventually moved to the Town House at Boston. Littlefield surmised that the books were destroyed in the 1711 fire. He believed that this library was that referred to in a 1638 report by Rev. Edmund Browne to an English patron, but Browne is probably discussing the college library at Harvard instead, as Jesse Hauk Shera notes in his Foundations of the Public Library.

Given their religious nature these books, at least those purchased by Skelton, were almost certainly designed for church use. The extra catechisms ("2 dussen & ten") may have been intended for use in Indian conversions or for circulation among the colonists. Unfortunately the records are unclear; we will never know how or if this library was put to use, or its ultimate disposition.

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Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please contact Libraries of Early America coordinator Jeremy Dibbell.

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