29 November 2007

1st Ed. of Origin to fetch world record at auction

The Shropshire Star reports today that a first edition presentation copy of Darwin's book On the Origin of Species... could fetch up to £150,000*, a new record, at auction at Sotheby's in New York on the 11th of December.

...and this is just for a book! How much for a sailing replica of the HMS Beagle you ask? A mere £3.5 million! Going, going... any takers? Please donate by Paypal or get in touch.

*about a gazillion US dollars at latest exchange rate

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