500-Year-Old Nuremberg Chronicle Excites Rare Books Appraiser Ken Sanders

By on Apr 25, 2011 in Arts, United States, World Comments
500-Year-Old Nuremberg Chronicle
500-Year-Old Nuremberg Chronicle
Image Credit: AP Photo/Brian Skoloff

A 500-year-old Nuremberg Chronicle showed up during a fundraiser event at the town museum in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, April 23, 2011, international news reported.

Rare book appraiser Ken Sanders, volunteered on the Antiques Roadshow-style fundraiser event and was surprised when a man started unwrapping a book from a plastic bag.

“A gentleman walked in and said I‘ve got a really important book here and I’m sitting there rolling my eyes and thinking, ‘yeah, sure you do.‘ And then he opens it up and it’s a Nuremberg Chronicle from 1494,” Sanders said.

The book was said to be one of the world’s oldest printed book and Sanders is certain that it is not fake, reports said.

“I was just absolutely astounded. I was flabbergasted, particularly here in the interior West. We might see a lot of rare Mormon books and other treasures, but you don’t expect to see a five centuries old book, you don’t expect to see one of the oldest printed books in the world pop up in Sandy, Utah,” Sanders was quoted saying.

Meanwhile, the owner of the book declined to be identified said that the book was left to him by his uncle who was a Pennsylvania Dutch Attorney in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

According to reports, Sanders‘ estimated the book to worth around $100,000, however, the owner wish to sell it to a museum or library where it can be viewed by public.

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