First Edition of Emma sells for $354,267

From the Shelf Awareness daily newsletter of 6/25/08:
A rare first edition of Jane Austen's Emma sold for a record-breaking £180,000 (US$354,267) during an auction at Bonhams in London. According to the Guardian, the "triple-decker edition was inscribed on behalf of Austen to her close confidante, the governess Anne Sharp. One of only 12 presentation copies printed, which otherwise went to family members and publisher John Murray's contacts, it was the only one given to a friend of the author."

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