Art and science attract very different financial value, if the sums being achieved at auction sales are anything to go by. Recently, Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers was sold for $179,000,000. 150325114132-picasso-780x439  th-1 At a forthcoming auction of Fine Books and Manuscripts at Bonham’s, a preprint of Watson and Crick’s 25th April 1953 article in Nature, Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids is estimated to be worth £3,000 to £5,000. Estimates of the value of other items in this sale are: Carl Linnaeus 1737 Hortus Cliffortianus £1,500 – £2,000 Isaac Newton 1687 Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica £60,000 – £80,000 250px-Sir_Isaac_Newton_(1643-1727)    200px-Manchester_John_Rylands_Library_Isaac_Newton_16-10-2009_13-54-26 Charles Dickens Great Expectations £1,000 – £1,500 220px-Charles_Dickens_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_13103  220px-Breakhisheart 220px-Pip-magwitch