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Gutenberg Bible Sale #257722

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1978
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(Studio) Report on sale of rare book by Christie's Auction House in New York City today; price noted as highest ever paid for book.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Impt. to world history of Gutenberg Bible, 1st book ever printed with movable type, stated. Rarity of these Bibles, printed by Johannes Gutenberg in mid-1400's, and possible 1st printing error in one sold today, noted. Details given with regard to auction at Christie's on Park Ave. [AUCTIONEER - starts bidding. Sells Bible to Martin Breslauer.] Breslauer noted as NYC-based book dealer who is believed to be about to sell Gutenberg to state library in Stuttgart, West Germany; Breslauer's refusal to comment on how high he would have bid cited. [BRESLAUER - mentions $3.2 million to man.] General Theological Seminary's sale of Gutenberg in order to raise money for more books for library mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Osgood, Charles
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00:02:10

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