Members of Old South Church, which owns two of the 11 surviving first editions of the Bay Psalm Book, will vote Sunday on a controversial proposal to sell one of the 17th century books to pay for church repairs and programming. The psalm book could fetch $10 million to $20 million at auction, according to David Redden, vice chairman at Sotheby’s, who called the book “the Gutenberg Bible of America.” It would be the first opportunity to buy one since 1947.
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