The Codex Sassoon: Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow

- by Bruce E. McKinney


An exceptional survivor

On May 17th the Codex Sassoon will be sold at Sotheby’s New York. Early and important manuscripts often achieve record outcomes.  This one provides the basis of Biblical translations used by Jews and Christians and is considered to be important to Islam as well. 


The estimates?:  $30,000,000 - $50,000,000


There is no Vegas line on the sale but the cognoscenti believe the over/under is $65,000,000 and few are comfortable to take the under.


The rare book field usually has to fight for the opportunity for their news to appear on front pages and to lead the news broadcasts.


Expect it to hear about it in your news feeds.