First American Catholic Bible
English Bible. The Holy Bible, Translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and Other Editions, in Divers Languages; and First Published by the English College at Doway, Anno 1609. Newly Revised, and Corrected, According to the Clementine Edition of the Scriptures. With Annotations for Elucidating the Principal Difficulties of Holy Writ.
Philadelphia: Carey, Stewart, and Co., 1790. (00107)
Published by the Irish exile William Carey in 1790, the first Catholic Bible printed in the United States also represents the first Catholic Bible printed in any language in the Western Hemisphere. Although Catholics comprised a small portion of the population in the United States in the late eighteenth century, Carey believed that the publication of an English translation of the Catholic Bible was still viable. He obtained approximately 475 subscribers in advance and it is believed that no more than five hundred copies were printed.