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A rare copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America set a new world record for a printed book at a recent auction, selling for 73 million pounds in London, Sotheby's auctioneers said.

books Updated: Dec 12, 2010 01:18 IST
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A rare copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America set a new world record for a printed book at a recent auction, selling for 73 million pounds in London, Sotheby's auctioneers said.



The four-volume book was subject to competitive bidding on the phones and in Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries, and sold for 7,321,250 pounds, the auction house said in a statement.