16th Century “The New Testament” Bible Sells For $18,000 At Alderfer Auction

May 28, 2010

During Alderfer Auction's recent March 4 sale in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, a rare 16th-Century Bible realized a hammer price of $18,000 ($19,800 with buyer's premium.) According to Alderfer's, the successful bid came online, through Artfact.com.
The Bible was a copy of the New Testament, printed in Latin and English, with a hand tooled binding. It had various repairs done to it, most likely in the 1700's. At that time, the original title page, which was missing, was replaced with a hand written block print-ing, on laid paper, stating that the book was printed in London in 1532.
For more information on the March 4 sale, or upcoming auctions, contact Alderfer's by phone at (215) 393-3023, or visit them on-line at www.alderferauction.com.

 

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