Friday, November 29, 2013

The world's 10 most expensive books

As the Bay Psalm Book goes under the hammer, here are ten of the world's most expensive books
Believed to be the world's most valuable book, the Bay Psalm Book is expected to be sold at auction for up to $30m today.
The Telegraph

One of the finest surviving copies of the first book printed in what is now the United States of America will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York.
The Congregationalist Puritans who emigrated to Massachusetts Bay in search of religious freedom translated and produced a version of the Book of Psalms.
The first edition was printed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1640, and Sotheby’s will auction one of the 11 surviving copies. The book has a pre-sale estimate of $15/30m.
Picture: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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