Descartes original up for auction in France

27th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

EVREUX, France, Jan 27 (AFP) - An original edition of French philosopher Rene Descartes' 1637 work "Discourse on Method" will be sold at auction next month in Evreux northwest of Paris, the city's auction house said Thursday.

EVREUX, France, Jan 27 (AFP) - An original edition of French philosopher Rene Descartes' 1637 work "Discourse on Method" will be sold at auction next month in Evreux northwest of Paris, the city's auction house said Thursday.

The book, with an estimated value of EUR 50,000 (USD 65,000), was recently uncovered in a private library in western France by rare books expert Pierre Poulain, who described the edition as a rare find.

Most experts believe that only about 30 original editions of Descartes' work exist in France, most of which are held by public libraries.

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