Kim So-wol’s poetry collection ‘Azalea Flower’ was recently sold at an auction for 165 million won.
This is the highest price achieved at an auction for a modern and contemporary literary book in Korea .
This is reporter Oh Joo-hyun.
The first edition of poet Kim So-wol’s poetry collection ‘Azalea Flower’ was sold for토토사이트 165 million won at an auction held on the 20th.
This is the highest price recorded at an auction for a modern and contemporary literature book in Korea.
<Sound from the scene> “155 million, it came out. I’m waiting for 160 million. 165 million, I followed right away. I’m asking 165 million won 3 times. Land! It’s a successful bid.” ‘Azalea Flower’, which was Kim So-wol’s only poetry collection in his life
. It was printed on December 23, 1925, and published on the 26th.
127 of her representative works, including ‘San Yu-hwa’, ‘First Marriage’, and ‘Mom, Noona’, were published.
An auction official emphasized, “This work in particular has no missing or damaged pages and is in very good print condition, making it an important historical document that allows us to experience the harsh times of Korean literature in the 1920s.”
Previously, the highest auction price for a modern and contemporary literature book was the first edition of Manhae Han Yong-un’s poetry collection ‘The Silence of Love’, which was sold for 151 million won in February.