BBC: "Rare Jane Austen Manuscript Sells for $1.6 Million At Sotheby's"
A rare Jane Austen manuscript has sold for £993,250 ($1.6m) in London, three times more than its estimated price. Auction house Sotheby’s had originally valued the unfinished novel – entitled The Watsons – at £200,000-300,000. The manuscript, originally owned privately, was purchased by the Bodelian Libraries of Oxford.
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