Crusader's psalms sell for pounds 2.7m

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Crusader's psalms sell for pounds 2.7m

A 700-YEAR-OLD illustrated prayer book that has never been seen in public was sold in London yesterday for a record pounds 2.7m. The Burdett Psalter - a 13th-century copy of the Book of Psalms that is thought to have been commissioned by a French crusader in the Holy Land - was bought by an anonymous private collector, who paid almost double the estimated value.

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