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America’s first printed book heads for auction


Our latest video concerns the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in what became the United States. Published in 1640, this book will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on November 26. The auction firm estimates the sale price will be between £9 million and £18 million – and anything in excess of £7.5 million ($12 million) will ensure it becomes the world’s most expensive printed book. Selby Kiffer from Sotheby’s explains the significance of this modest little book and the remarkable story behind it.

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