Psalm Book Could Fetch Record Price
Posted by addisethiopia on April 13, 2013
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. [Psalm 22 (23)]
Now, Boston’s Old South Church is planning to sell a rare copy of the psalms—the first book printed in America—for $15 million to $30 million at Sotheby’s in New York this fall. If the church gets its asking price, the Bay Psalm Book will be the most expensive book ever sold at auction, surpassing an $11.5 million copy of James Audubon’s “Birds of America” that Sotheby’s sold three years ago.
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