6 centuries of scientific books to be sold in NYC

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  1. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080613...oks_auction;_ylt=Aiii87t95mmTRop7uMTpk35xFb8C

    The collection, which spans six centuries, contains works by Nicolaus Copernicus, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sir Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler. It's expected to bring $6 million Tuesday at Christie's New York auction.
    A copy of Copernicus' "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres), printed in 1543, is expected to bring the highest price, between $900,000 and $1.2 million. It puts forth the theory that the sun — not the earth — is at the center of the universe. (more at link)

    This sounds so interesting!
     
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  3. Spazkat9696

    Spazkat9696 Former Member

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    cool I wish I was rich
     
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    I would not mind wasting money on something like this, if I were rich!
     
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    I would...in a heart beat!
     
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