Wednesday, 6 June 2007

*Rare Alcoholics Anonymous document for auction.

Sotheby's Fine Books and Manuscripts sale on June 21 in Manhattan, contains a working draft manuscript of the original Alcoholics Anonymous document, which is expected to sell for up to $1.2 million.

Also in the sale is a rare 1611 King James ‘He’ bible. This is one of 50 copies of the valuable “He” edition, called this because of a typographical error that appears in verse five of chapter three of the Book of Ruth where "He" is used instead of "She". It is expected to fetch $50,000-$70,000, although some copies of this version have gone for as much as $400,000.

Also in the sale are letters from Abraham Lincoln, a first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, and an autographed manuscript by Albert Einstein.

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