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Historical science and mathematical works turned out competitive and historic bidding this week. A first edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection sold for $500,075 at Bonhams, a world auction record for a presentation copy of the title. The dedicated single-lot sale for Luca Pacioli’s Summa de Arithmetica (1447-1517) realized $1,215,000 after two minutes of competitive bidding among the telephones and the room at Christie’s sale of books and manuscripts. On the cool side, an elephant table was boosted to $6,600 by a circa 1900 photo of it in a parlor at Blackwell Auctions’ June 15 estates auction. And cooler still, Burt Reynolds’ last custom-owned 1979 Pontiac Trans Am sold for $317,500 at Julien’s Auctions. Fine art and Chinese furniture kept the gavels busy at other auctions across the United States. Bonhams Achieves World Auction Record For Darwin’s ‘On The Origin Of Species’ NEW YORK CITY – A first edition, early presentation copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection sold for $500,075, a world auction record for a presentation copy of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, at Bonhams’ books and manuscripts sale on June […]

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