“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).
Friday, 12 July 2019
Top auction sales
Last month saw a 1859 first
edition of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection auctioned for $500,075. Elsewhere, for a
mere $2.3 million one could have procured a, somewhat larger, 150 million year
old allosaurus skeleton.