First book printed in America could sell for $30m

“The Bay Psalm Book is a mythical rarity,” said Sotheby’s David Redden.

“With it, New England declared its independence from the Church of England,” he added.

The 1640 edition of the Bay Psalm Book is the earliest surviving print from the press, and was adopted by nearly every congregation in the Massachusetts Bay area.

(via @JenHoward)

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