Rare Darwin book sold for 35,000 pounds





A first edition, first issue of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection has been sold at auction in Norfolk for £35,000.

Just 1,250 copies of the work were produced in its first print run in 1859 and sold out immediately.

All existing copies are highly valued, according to Keys of Aylsham, the firm which auctioned the book which was bought by a local book dealer.

A signed photograph of Darwin sold at the auction for £22,000.


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