history of science

Doctor's Book Collection Makes More Than £2.5 Million at Bonhams

"I set out from the start to broaden my outlook and to learn about the beautiful world we live in"

The Library built by the late Hugh Selbourne, who was a General Practitioner and consultant physician in Manchester from 1938 until his death in 1973, has been sold at Bonhams in London for £2,600,000. So extensive was Dr Selbourne's collection of books that the sale was held in two parts. Part I took place in March 2015 with the concluding part being held yesterday (Tuesday 8 March).