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The largest collection of Darwin's works inhabit the museum

June 11 2006
16:50

Natural History Museum in London has acquired the largest collection of works by Charles Darwin, paying for it about 1 million pounds.

London museum collection was sold antique Chris and Michele Kohler. Two brothers, once bought a few books on evolution. Later he got the idea to gather the largest collection of works of Darwin. Subsequently, she won four rooms of their home.

According to Chris Kohler, "Darwin constantly develop their ideas, and these changes can be traced, if all his works are collected in one place." In this case, the collector said that he was glad that collection of works of the great naturalist, will explore the future generations.

The collection of 3500 objects in the collection, which lasted more than 20 years, practically all the work of Darwin, published since 1829.

It is about 470 editions of The Origin of Species, a rare edition of "Travels to the" Beagle "written on the basis of Darwin's voyage around the world on the ship" Beagle ", and a map of the Falkland Islands, which he enjoyed during the same voyage.

The collection will be structured by museum staff in 2008 brought on a review of the public on the Darwin exhibition, reports BBC .

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