Colonial era Psalm book
NEW YORK- A book of psalms printed in 1640 sold at auction for $14.2 million, setting a record for a printed book.
It's a tiny book and is believed to be the first printed in what's now the United States.
The book sold at Sotheby's auction house and was one of two held by Boston's Old South Church and just eleven copies survive in varying degrees of completeness.
American businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein bought it and he plans to lend it to libraries around the nation.
The previous record book auction was a copy of John James Audubon's "Birds of America" which sold for $11.5 million three years ago.
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