Posted on October 7, 2019 at 12:29 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Another milestone copy of a banned book has made the news.

A first-edition copy of New Canaan by Thomas Morton — the first book to be banned in America — is headed to auction.

New Canaan, published in 1637, denounces Puritans and calls for a diverse community to be established in America, which is why it was banned.

In order to acquire this copy, though, you’ll need about $35,000 to $45,000 (and, of course, some very specific storage options), according to Electric Literature.

Out of your price range? It’s free online, thanks to Project Gutenberg and the Smithsonian Libraries.

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