A rare first edition copy of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" was found on a bathroom bookcase in southern England. According to the Associated Press, it is one of about 1,250 copies printed in 1859. Christie's auction house will be putting it up for sale tomorrow ad expects that it will sell for £60,000.

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