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Boston Church Will Sell Rare 1640 Book to Fund Building Repairs

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  • terry foreman
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - An historic Boston church has decided to sell a copy of the first book published in the American colonies, hoping to get
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      CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - An historic Boston church has decided to sell a copy of the first book published in the American colonies, hoping to get as much as $20 million to make building repairs and sustain its ministry.

      By an overwhelming vote on Sunday, members of the Old South Church agreed to sell one of two copies of the psalm book owned by the struggling church and printed in Cambridge in 1640, Senior Minister Nancy Taylor said on Monday.

      The church, a nonprofit organization dating back to 1669, was considering the sale because it needs money to maintain its building, a National Historic Landmark built in 1875, and support its work with the public and the poor.

      [more]  http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/12/03/us/03reuters-usa-church-boston.html?hp
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