Rare book of Darwin found on toilet bookshelf to be auctioned

Rare book of Darwin found on toilet bookshelf to be auctioned


Auction house Christie said on Sunday the book, one of around 1,250 copies first printed in 1859, had been on a toilet bookshelf at a family's home in Oxford, Oxford Mail reported. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the famous work, the book will be auctioned on Tuesday.

The book is likely to sell for 60,000 pounds (USD 99,000), Christie said. Darwins's "The Origin Of Species" outlined his theory of natural selection- the foundation for the modern understanding of evolution. This year celebrations around the world have marked the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.

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