“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, author and journalist (1808-1890).
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.