Trinity College is the latest college to be auctioned off for private collections or the sale of manuscript copies.
The Trinity College Libraries (TCL) has sold manuscripts and a collection of books and periodicals for $3.2 million to an auction house in London.
The collection includes a book from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II by the renowned Victorian author, Virginia Woolf, and a series of novels by American author Ernest Hemingway.
The library also sold the original edition of the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, by the late Victorian novelist John Updike.
The auction house also sold a series by William Faulkner and John Updo.
The manuscripts were taken to the UK from the library, and the books and other material were auctioned to the highest bidder.
Auctioneer John Lewis said he was shocked to discover the library’s manuscript collection had not been sold.
“It was just shocking,” Mr Lewis said.
“We’d known this was a long-running process and were very, very proud of it.”
But it’s not something we would have expected.
“He said he would be asking the library for more information about how the manuscripts were acquired.”
This is one of those rare books that has a long history, and so I was very pleased to see it sold,” Mr Liss, said.
The auction house has a history of selling university collections and has previously sold manuscripts to a university in the US.
It sold a collection from a collection owned by University of New South Wales in the United States.
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