Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Update on Christie's Auction of Scientific Books

As reported by MSNBC, yesterday's Christie's auction of a collection of scientific books exceeded expectations. Instead of the estimated $6 million, total sales exceeded $11 million. On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Nicolaus Copernicus went for $2.2 million. Also included in the sale was a copy of the first phone book, issued in 1878, which went for $170,500.

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