World's most expensive printed book

A copy of "The Bay Psalm Book" is pictured at Sotheby's Auction House in New York

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The first book written in what is today the United States of America fetched $14.2 million in New York, becoming the world's most expensive printed book sold at auction.

The translation of Biblical psalms "The Bay Psalm Book" was printed by Puritan settlers in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640 and sold at a one-lot auction in just minutes by Sotheby's Tuesday. (AFP)

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