Move Over, Award-Winning Musical, ‘Book of Mormon’ Is Now the World’s Most Expensive Book!

Move Over, Award-Winning Musical, ‘Book of Mormon’ Is Now the World’s Most Expensive Book!

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) recently made a rather pricey purchase, spending $35 million on the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon. This significant manuscript “became the guide by which the type was set for the first edition (1830) of the Book of Mormon,” according to the Community of Christ based out of Independence, Missouri, who sold the manuscript to the Church.   Initially sold in 1903, though the Church turned down the opportunity to purchase and the Community of Christ, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, acquired the manuscript for $2,500 as …