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Rare William Faulkner collection sells for $833,000

 

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NEW YORK -- A rare collection of signed William Faulkner books and personal items has been auctioned for $833,246 in New York City. 

 

The highest price at the Christie''s auction Tuesday went for "Absalom, Absolom!" The novel sold for $86,500. It surpassed the $40,000 to $60,000 pre-sale 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 purchased for $47,500. 

 

Christie''s did not identify either buyer, or the American seller. 

 

The collection''s presale estimate was around $1 million. 

 

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

 

 

 

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