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Early American Religious Book Breaks Record at Auction

The first book published in what is today the United States has now become the world's most expensive book.Sotheby's auction house in New York says an extremely rare copy of The Bay Psalm Book sold at auction Tuesday for $14.2 million.Early Puritan settlers who arrived in Massachusetts from Europe seeking religious freedom published the book in 1640.Seventeen-hundred copies were printed. Only 11 are known to exist, including the one that sold Tuesday, which was in the possession of...

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