“Frankenstein sells for nearly 40 million baht”
A first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein set a new world record for a printed work by a woman when it was auctioned for $1.17 million.
The three-volume copy of Frankenstein, printed in 1818, was expected to sell for $200,000 to $300,000 by auction house Christie’s, but the sale closed with a top bid many times that estimate.
The sum was a new world record for the highest price for a printed work by a woman.
Christie’s said the edition was one of only 500 printed in Frankenstein’s first print run, and the copy sold was the first to be offered for auction since 1985.
edition = ฉบับพิมพ์ครั้งที่
set a new world record = ทำลายสถิติโลก
auction = ประมูล
volume = ภาคที่
print = พิมพ์
first print run = การพิมพ์ครั้งที่หนึ่ง
bid = ประมูลราคา