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    $100,000 sh**** book

    Good thing this book has no eyes, ears, or nose:
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...IOmHAD9C4LIIO3

    LONDON An auction house says it is selling a rare first edition of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" found in a family's guest lavatory in southern England.

    Christie's auction house said Sunday the book one of around 1,250 copies first printed in 1859 had been on a toilet bookshelf at a family's home in Oxford.

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    More reason to poke about old houses.

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    Well, it was found in an appropriate place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    Well, it was found in an appropriate place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    More reason to poke about old houses.
    When my dad goes through a house for a auction setup, he will go through all books just to make sure money isn't hidden in the pages and what type of books they are. You can imagin the stuff you come around in these old houses during a auction sale... just keep in mind the Auctioneer will find the good stuff usually before anyone else does so don't get in mind of finding buried treasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    When my dad goes through a house for a auction setup, he will go through all books just to make sure money isn't hidden in the pages and what type of books they are. You can imagin the stuff you come around in these old houses during a auction sale... just keep in mind the Auctioneer will find the good stuff usually before anyone else does so don't get in mind of finding buried treasure
    Indeed, a very common practice was to hide cash and valuables in books and walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    Well, it was found in an appropriate place.
    Forcing the obvious......


    Not "On the Origin of Feces", but "On the "Origin of Species" (or specious, if you prefer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Forcing the obvious......


    Not "On the Origin of Feces", but "On the "Origin of Species" (or specious, if you prefer)
    "Not "On the Origin of Feces", but "On the "Origin of Species"

    A difference of but a few inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyboycool View Post
    "Not "On the Origin of Feces", but "On the "Origin of Species"

    A difference of but a few inches.
    With certain individuals, I would argue no separation whatsoever.

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