Princeton Inherits $300M Worth of Rare Books

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

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William H. Scheide, a graduate of Princeton University, passed away last year and left a very valuable rare book collection to his alma mater.

The collection includes about 2,500 books collectively worth about $300 million. Princeton’s Firestone Library has held the collection since 1959. The Scheide Library includes the first six printed editions of the Bible, including a 1455 Gutenberg Bible, as well as an original printing of the Declaration of Independence. There are a number of musical manuscripts in the collection as well including music sketchbooks from Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Wagner.

Follow this link for more details about the inheritance.

(Via NJ.com).

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