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Typo Bible to fetch £20K at auction

world Updated: Feb 26, 2011 21:07 IST

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A rare old Bible – complete with a glaring misprint –is likely to fetch 20,000 pounds when it goes under hammer next week.

It is a first edition of the King James version dubbed the ‘He Bible’— because in the Book of Ruth it wrongly refers to He instead of She.

The leather-bound book, up for auction on the 400th anniversary of its publication, came on the market after being stashed away by a private collector, reports the Sun.

Chris Albury, of the Gloucestershire firm handling the sale, said, "A first edition of this Bible rarely comes on the market. It is part of our culture and gave us many phrases still in common use today.”

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