Posted on 12/21/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An anonymous buyer has paid big bucks (er, euros) for a miniscule book.

The Guardian reports that the tiny tome, which contains the Lord’s Prayer in several different languages, can’t be read with the naked eye.

At 5 millimeters by 5 millimeters, it’s smaller than the end of a pencil and can only be read with a "strong magnifying glass," according to Henri Godts of Arenberg Auctions in Brussels, who handled the sale.

And it sold for €3,500 (about $3,950) — €4,200 (about $4,730) after auction fees — quite a bit more than the expected price of €1,000 to €1,500 (about $1,120 to $1,690).

The Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany, printed it (and a few hundred more) in 1952 to raise money to rebuild after World War II.

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