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The first edition of Copernicus' work was sold for 2.2 million dollars

June 19 2008

The first edition of the labor of Nicolaus Copernicus, in which he outlined his theory of space, went at auction in New York for $ 2.2 million, which is two times greater than originally announced price.

Copy of Copernicus' work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium ("Rotation of Celestial Spheres") 1543 edition was among more than 300 books offered at auction Christie's. According to the auction house a total sales exceeded $ 11 million.

A copy of Copernicus' work had gone into private hands. Buyer's name is not called, sends

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