Rare Darwin Book Found In The Loo

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A first edition of Charles Darwin's "On The Origin of Species" was discovered on a bookshelf in the guest bathroom of a house in southern England. Only 1,250 of the books were printed when the book was first released in 1859.

Leaving aside the thought that Darwin is not what one generally thinks of in terms of bathroom reading, how many people sat there leafing through the thing before somebody finally realized what they were holding?

The book will be auctioned on Tuesday, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the famous work. Christie's said the book is likely to sell for 60,000 pounds ($99,000).

Why don't I ever find stuff like that? Link

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by \'\' Kendris.


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The book probably "looked" good and was in a group of old time looking books in the bathroom because of the visual look versus someone actually wanting to read it.
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My grandfather had a first edition of Origin of Species, but my wealthy aunt and her husband (who has been arrested for embezzlement) were in charge of his estate. I'm sure that paid for them to go on several cruises, not to mention my cousin's wife's boob job.
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