Collection of Old Chinese Books Bought by a Private Buyer During Auction
A collection of 1,292 ancient Chinese books has been auction off for 216 million yuan in Beijing. The books is part of a library that belongs to the Guo family in Suzhou sold the books to a private buyer during the 2012 Beijing Council Spring Auction Monday night.
The auction started at 9:35 pm with the bidding price of the books was at 180 million yuan. The private buyer bought the books at a final price of 188 million yuan. The total cost including commission was at 216 million yuan. The books will be surrendered to the new owners once the buyer finalizes all expenses within the required period of time based on auction rulings.
the Guoyunlou’s collection have reached more that 800 kinds of books including block printed editions from the Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty. The books also covered six generations in 150 year of heritage during the reign of Emperor Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty. Fine writing and old copies and inscriptions from the Ming Dynasty is also included in the collection.