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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Origin of the Species a rare prize

A first edition copy of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection has been sold at auction in Norfolk for thirty-five thousand pounds.

Its value is probably enhanced by the fact that the first print run -- which sold out on the spot -- was just 1,250.
It must be also acknowledged, though, that it must be the most definitive book of biology ever.
The book was purchased by a local book dealer, who undoubtedly expects to make a tidy profit from an ongoing sale.

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