Hymnal that dates to 1640 could fetch $30M

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Pages of Melanie

2015-07-06 14:14:26

A tiny hymnal from the year 1640 is believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States. It's up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million. Only 11 copies of the Bay Psalm Book remain in varying degrees of completeness. Members of Boston's Old South Church have authorized the sale of one of its two surviving copies at Sotheby's Nov. 26.
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Craigie G

2015-07-06 14:14:26

Interesting link. I liked this "At one time, the church owned five copies of the 6-by-5-inch hymnal. One is now at the Library of Congress, another at Yale University and a third at Brown University."

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AntiqueLover

2015-07-06 14:14:26

It's more valuable than the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare's First Folio or John James Audubon's "Birds of America! Can you believe it?




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