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

A copy of "The Bay Psalm Book" is pictured at Sotheby's Auction House in New York, November 21, 2013. Published in 1640, the Bay Psalm Book is considered the first book printed in what was then the British colonies of North America. With only eleven copies left in existence, Sotheby's expects the book to sell for up to $30 million U.S. dollars at auction on November 26. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA SOCIETY RELIGION)

World's most expensive printed book

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)