Auction of rare book on Israel underway at Bethlehem Public Library

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Published: Sep 18 2013 05:21:33 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2013 06:10:30 PM EDT

The Bethlehem Public Library is auctioning off a rare book as part of its semi-annual sale.

Bids are being accepted on a hardcover copy of "Israel: A Personal History."

The library said the limited-edition book, which documents the founding of the modern state of Israel, was signed by the state's first prime minister.

Bids are being taken until 8 p.m. Wednesday and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.