Psalms book sold at auction record

The sale will mark the second occasion where a bay psalms book was sold, and the second time it has broken a record. The bay psalm book is believed to be the first book printed in what is. The bibles, the first books printed by movable type, heralded the age of mass. Rare colonial psalm book from boston church fetches record. A tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what is now the united states, sold for just under 14.

Psalm book sets record at auction a tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what is now the united states, sold for just under 14. The bible, printed in 1455 in mainz, germany, is one of 48 surviving of the 185 believed to have been printed at least in part by johann gutenberg. It was bought by us businessman and philanthropist david. Only 11 copies survive in varying degrees of completeness. Nov 27, 20 psalm book sets record at auction a tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what is now the united states, sold for just under 14. That recordsetting figure dwarfed the auction prices that other great books achieved at the time. The leonardo da vinci codex hammer, a personal notebook of scientific writings and diagrams, sold for. On november 26 night at sothebys new york, one of only 11 surviving copies of the bay psalm book the first book printed in what is now the united states of america set a new world auction record for any printed. The bay psalm book the first book printed in america.

The bay psalm book is believed to be the first book printed in whats now the united states. It will go on display in libraries across the united states. A book of psalms from the seventeenth century has been sold for just over. Book believed to be first one printed in the us sells for. On november 26, 20, sothebys auctioned a 1640 copy owned by bostons old south church. Jul 31, 2015 a tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what is now the united states, sold for just under 14.

Bay psalm book, believed to be first book printed in the. A small book of psalms, printed in new england not long after the voyage of the mayflower, is expected to break the record for most expensive text ever sold at auction. The bay psalm book is believed to be the first book printed. Believed to be the first book published in the us, the work has become the most expensive printed book after it was auctioned. Printed in 1640, its considered to be the first book. Bay psalm book sets an auction record the new york times. Most expensive printed book guinness world records. The diminutive book, dating back to 1640, is the first book printed in the new world. Us psalm book from 1640 breaks world record the scotsman. The book itself was more than 3 feet in length because. A tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what is now the united states, sold for just under. The translations are not particularly polished, and not one has remained in use, although some of the tunes to which they were sung have survived for instance, old 100th.

Bay psalm book auction smashes record for print book with. The bay psalm book is believed to be the first book. The rare bay psalm book is the first book ever written and printed in what is now the united states. Nov 26, 20 a small book of psalms, printed in new england not long after the voyage of the mayflower, is expected to break the record for most expensive text ever sold at auction. The bibles, the first books printed by movable type, heralded the. The bay psalm book is believed to be the first book printed in what is now the us. It was the first book printed in british north america.

The psalms in it are metrical translations into english. It is believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the united states just 20 years after the pilgrims landed at plymouth rock. A tiny book of psalms, printed in colonial america in 1640 when digital referred to nothing more than fingers and toes has been sold. Its sale set a record for a book sold at auction, sothebys said. The bay psalm book is a metrical psalter first printed in 1640 in cambridge, massachusetts. Book published in 1640 sets a record at auction the new. The bay psalm book sets world record at auction us news.

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