Gutenberg Bible Pages Expected to Sell for $500K

Gutenberg Bible Pages Expected to Sell for $500K

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Tara Bellucci
Jun 16, 2015
(Image credit: via Sotheby's)

Eight pages from a 15th century edition of the Gutenberg Bible will be auctioned off on June 19 at Sotheby's New York, and are expected to sell for an estimated $500,000-$700,000.

The pages come from an incomplete bible originally printed in 1455, which was separated into "noble fragments" by Hungarian bookseller Gabriel Wells in 1920.

The pages include the entire Book of Esther, preceded by the end of the Book of Judith and the prologue of Jerome to Esther, and followed by the prologue of Jerome to Job.

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