Jane Austen manuscript sells for £993,250
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 Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Will Gompertz reports.
14 Jul 2011
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