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 U.S. 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.
Einstein formulated the theory of relativity and won a Nobel Prize in physics. He died in 1955.
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