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600 Year Old Book Found In Sandy, Utah

First Posted: 04/11/11 10:02 AM ET Updated: 06/11/11 06:12 AM ET

600 Year Old Book

Appraiser Ken Sanders says it's the find of his career: a copy of "The Nuremberg Chronicle," published as a companion to The Gutenberg Bible, in 1494. It is one of the world's oldest printed books. It would have been old even by Shakespeare's time. Sanders says he hasn't seen anything like it outside of museums, and never expected to find something like it in Sandy, Utah. It's 200 years older than the oldest book printed in America says Sanders.

There are more than 1800 wood cut illustrations. The book was originally owned by a lawyer in Pennsylvania Dutch Country who didn't know the value of the gift he left to his nephew in his will.

According to the KPLC article, the book's worth is estimated at $100,000.

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Filed by Amy Hertz  |