The first edition of the legendary Ukrainian classics Nikolai Gogol’s “Evenings on a farm near Dikanka” was auctioned in London.
About it writes the British media with reference to the website of the auction house.
The report said that the unique edition went under the hammer at Christie’s auction in London for 175 thousand pounds (224 million dollars). This was reported on the website of the auction house.
Two volumes of the works of Ukrainian writer, which was published in the author’s life in St. Petersburg in the years 1831-32, became the most expensive lot of the auction “Russian literary first editions and manuscripts”.
This book praised Gogol as a writer. The book says about Ukrainian everyday life, the images which impressed the writer Alexander Pushkin and opened for Gogol door in the high society of St. Petersburg.
In the story, the stories of the book allegedly collected and published “beekeeper Rudy Panko”.
The novel, published under a pseudonym, consists of two volumes. The first was published in 1831, the second in 1832. The first part was placed “Sorochinskaya fair”, “the eve of Ivan Kupala”, “may night, or the drowned” and “lost letter”. Secondly – “the Night before Christmas”, “a Terrible revenge, old story”, “Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and his aunt” and “Enchanted place”.
We will remind, participants of the auction Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles were willing to pay a lump sum for personal belongings of the pop icons of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe.
250 thousand dollars was sold award, a Golden globe, which previously belonged to Marilyn Monroe. About it reports the Hollywood Reporter. This is the largest amount given for the lot of this category in the history of the auction.
Previously Know This.Eeyore wrote that the wheelchair British scientist Stephen Hawking, which was auctioned along with other things known populist and researcher, was sold for 296 thousand pounds (390 thousand dollars).
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.