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Book of Psalms From 17th Century Sells for $14.2 Million, Sets Record for Printed Book

Religion / Christianity : The Christian Post

A book of Psalms, dating back from 1640, has sold for $14.2 million on Tuesday and is believed to have set a new auction record for printed books.

Psalm book fetches record $14.2M at NY auction

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what's now the United States, sold for just under $14.2 million on Tuesday, setting an auction record for a printed book.

Most Expensive Book: 1640 Psalms Sells For $14.2 Million

News : The Inquisitr - News

The worlds most expensive book sold for a record $14.2 million. The 1640 Bay Psalm Book was the first book printed in the United States. The book was previously in the possession of a Boston’s Old South Church, which was attended by...

Bay Psalm Book Sale Date Set

Academics / Literature : PhiloBiblos

Sotheby's announced this morning that they will sell the Old South Church Bay Psalm Book on 26 November in New York. They've placed an estimate of $15-30 million on the volume.The Bay Psalm Book will be displayed at Sotheby's New Yo...

The First American Book

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan

It’s “The Whole Booke of Psalmes,” or the Bay Psalm Book: Translated directly from Hebrew into English, the Bay Psalm Book was printed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1640, less than twenty years after the Mayflower left Plymouth, E...


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