John Eliot's Indian Bible. Cambridge, 1663, 1665, 1685.

NoteThe Parliament of England enacted in 1649 "An Act for the Promoting and Propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ in New England." For Eliot's account of his missionary encounters with Native Americans, see his Indian Dialogues. Eliot's translation of the Gospel of Matthew was printed in 1655. It was probably only a sample run, to show how the work would look. The London Commissioners sent a professional printer, Marmaduke Johnson, in 1660 who finished printing the Bible within his 3-year contract. See George Parker Winship, The Cambridge Press 1638-1692 (1946; reprint 1968, Freeport, NY), Chapter X: Printing the Bible in Indian, 208-44.

Title: The Holy Bible : containing the Old Testament and the New / translated into the Indian language and ordered to be printed by the commissioners of the United Colonies in New-England. Cambridge [Mass.] : Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson, 1663.
Description: ca. 1200 p.
Notes: "At the charge, and with the consent of the Corporation in England for the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New-England." Added t.p.: Mamusse wunneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God ... / John Eliot. Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library. Wing B2748. Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1982. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 1222:9)
Other entries: Eliot, John, 1604-1690. Mamusse wunneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God. Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 1222:9.
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