Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle leads Hugh Selbourne sale

A complete set of Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle made £50,000 ($34,993) in Bonhams' second part of the sale of Dr Hugh Selbourne.

Darwin Selbourne Bonhams
Darwin published his journals from his voyages in the mid-1830s

The auction took place in London on March 8.

The four volume set is Darwin's publication of his journals from the famous voyage and was issued form 1832-1836, long before he published his theory of evolution.

Matthew Haley, Bonhams' head of books, said, "Hugh Selbourne was a remarkable man with a boundless curiosity about the world.

"He assembled one the finest and most extensive private collection of books I've ever seen. The interest in the sale and the prices achieved are a testimony to his great taste and judgment."

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