ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1978
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(Studio) Reports with regard to fighting between United Nations and Palestinian troops in south Lebanon; British royal family's pay raise and controversy there over Princess Margaret's personal life; and a sale of Gutenberg Bible in New York City for highest price ever paid for book in private sale.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(NYC) Impt. of Gutenberg Bible in history, as 1st work ever printed with movable type, described; printer was Johannes Gutenberg. Drawings shown. Rarity of Gutenberg Bibles noted; one which was sold at auction in NYC has been owned by Episcopal Church's General Theological Seminary there for 80 years Seminary's financial problems and decision to create endowment for its library by sale of Bible outlined. [Dr. Niels H. SONNE - says library is now without its root.] Sale by Christie's reported; history of this volume recalled. [AUCTIONEER - starts bidding. Sells Bible.] [Bible's purchaser Martin (Bernard) BRESLAUER - says book would have brought more at private sale; doesn't know how he'll sell it.] Bible's printing error, 1st known, mentioned; error in Biblical verse quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Brown