Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Auction deal saves £1m manuscript



'A last-minute deal has been struck to stop a "lost" science manuscript from the 1600s, which charts the birth of modern science, being auctioned. The hand-written document, by Dr Robert Hooke, contains the minutes of the Royal Society from 1661 to 1682. It is thought to have lain hidden in a house in Hampshire for about 50 years. The script was expected to fetch £1m at Tuesday's auction but an agreement was made for it to be sold to an anonymous bidder on behalf of the Royal Society...' More

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