Student acquires rare book

first_imgAlistair Overy benefited from a library clear out last week, picking up a 4th edition of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.When the Lincoln student looked up his find on the internet he was shocked to find similar editions being sold for between £2500 and £4500. Overy told Cherwell, “The book itself doesn’t mean a lot to me, it’s pretty cool to have but I can’t say it’s one of my most treasured possessions. I will probably keep it for a few years then sell it when I really need money. Who knows, I might even find time to read it at some point.”He offered advice to fellow bargain-seekers, “If someone is handing out free stuff then you might as well take a look.”The clear out was advertised to students through a college email. Overy commented, “Don’t take the attitude that you’re too late to get something.”One LMH student commented, ‘Hats off to you, sir.’last_img

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