Oldest known book in the U.S. to be sold
Last Updated: 373 days ago
An historic Boston church is selling the oldest known book in North America. In fact, the Old South Church hymnal is so old, it predates the United States by more than a century. The Bay Psalm book was the first book published in North America in 16-40 and is worth an estimated 20-million-dollars. Church members voted overwhelmingly to sell the book to pay for millions of dollars in church repairs. The Old South Church building itself is historic and dates back to 18-75. Church officials say the book will likely be auctioned off in six months.
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