Rare Books Worth $300M Donated To Princeton
The collection includes original works from Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and more.By Matt Moreno | February 18, 2015
Princeton University just received some pretty amazing and extremely rare books.
The collection of 2,500 books comes from William H. Scheide, a 1936 Princeton alum. Scheide passed away in November at the age of 100.
The appraised value of the collection Scheide donated to the school is about $300 million. What does a $300 million book collection include?