US Pslams book fetches record auction price

The first book printed in America, the Bay Book of Psalms, has fetched a record-breaking $14 million (€10.3 million) at auction in New York, making it the most expensive book in the world.

Produced by Puritan settlers in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640, the book is one of just 11 surviving from a run of 1,700, nine of which are now in museums and libraries. The purchaser of the book was American billionaire David Rubenstein.