Monday, April 23, 2007

Metuchen's Herbal Sold

One last followup (presumably) to the story of Metuchen, NJ's 1636 edition of Gerard's Herball. Yesterday, the Asbury Park Press reports, about thirty people came to see the book before ownership was transferred to the buyer, described as "a New Jersey man who wished to remain anonymous." He bought the book for "more than $5,000."