Rare Wil­liam Faulkner col­lec­tion fetches R6.2m

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - AUCTIONS -

A RARE col­lec­tion of signed Wil­liam Faulkner books and per­sonal items has been auc­tioned for more than $833 000 (R6.2 mil­lion) in New York City.

The high­est price at the Christie’s auc­tion this week was for Ab­sa­lom, Ab­sa­lom! The novel sold for $86 500. It sur­passed the $40 000 to $60 000 pre­sale es­ti­mate.

Among the other top items was a first edi­tion of one of the No­bel Prize-win­ning author’s most ac­claimed nov­els, Light in Au­gust. It was bought for $47 500.

Christie’s iden­ti­fied nei­ther the buyer nor the Amer­i­can seller.

The col­lec­tion’s pre­sale es­ti­mate was around $1m.

Faulkner was a na­tive of New Al­bany, Mis­sis­sippi, then lived in Ox­ford, Mis­sis­sippi. The Uni­ver­sity of Mis­sis­sippi runs a mu­seum at his Greek Re­vival house. – Sapa-AP

AC­CLAIMED: The author’s lit­er­ary mas­ter­piece

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.