Sunday, March 28, 2010

George Orwell book sold for $128,000

The first edition of a George Orwell book signed by the author has fetched 86,000 pounds ($128,000) at an auction.

The 1930s edition of the semi-autobiographical novel Down and Out in Paris and London was impeccably preserved, and still had its dust cover, a spokesman for the Lewes auction house said.

The book, which contains a dedication to Orwell's agent dated Christmas Eve 1932, was expected to bring in a maximum of 3,500 pounds.

Full report here Hindustan Times

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