Bible signed by Einstein sells for $68 500

2013-06-28 08:09
An undated photo provided by Bonham’s Auction House shows a Bible with an inscription from Albert Einstein. (AP)

An undated photo provided by Bonham’s Auction House shows a Bible with an inscription from Albert Einstein. (AP)

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New York - A Bible signed by Albert Einstein has sold for $68 500 at an auction in New York City.

The Bible was part of a fine books and manuscripts auction at Bonhams on Tuesday. The German-born, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and his wife signed it in 1932 and gave it to a US friend, Harriett Hamilton.

The auction house says Einstein writes in the German inscription the Bible "is a great source of wisdom and consolation and should be read frequently".

The Bible's final price far exceeds its pre-sale estimate of between $1 500 and $2 500.

The auction house hasn't said who bought the Bible.

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