Tidy sum for Dar­win’s writ­ing

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PAGE 270 from Charles Dar­win’s 1858 man­u­script, On the Ori­gin of Species, was sold at a Sotheby’s sale of fine books and manuscripts for $250 000.

The page was sold to Stephan Loewen­theil, pres­i­dent and founder of the 19th Cen­tury Rare Book & Pho­to­graph Shop.

The two-sided page con­tains 140 words and in­cludes dele­tions and ed­its. Only a hand­ful of Dar­win’s pages have sur­vived. – Auc­tions Writer

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