Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Baudelaire Sells Big

At a Drouot sale on Tuesday, a signed copy of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs de Mal made a record price, selling for 775,000 Euros ($1.17 million), more than five times its presale estimate. The book was sold along with letters and other items from Baudelaire's library (which sold together fetched more than 4 million Euros). A letter in which Baudelaire discussed an 1845 suicide attempt also set a record, selling for 225,000 Euros.

You can browse the online sale catalog here.

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