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December 3, 2012

Bay Psalm Book Sale: Old South Church To Sell First Book Published In North America

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 11:32

BOSTON (AP) — Congregants of one of the nation’s oldest churches have voted to auction off a 372-year-old hymn book that’s expect to fetch $10 million to $20 million at auction.

Members of the Old South Church in Boston authorized the sale of one of its two copies of the Bay Psalm Book, which was published in 1640. It is among the first books ever published in North America, and only 11 copies remain.

Board of Trustees Chairman Phil Stern says the church wants to continue growing its endowment and take care of some “critical capital needs.”

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