A copy of Marcel Proust's 'Du cote de chez Swann' ['Swann's Way'] that sold at Sotheby's for 535,500 euros last year. Another copy has just sold for almost triple that amount. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Rare first edition of Proust’s ‘Swann’s Way’, from collection of fashion mogul Pierre Berge, sells for record US$1.7 million

  • The Sotheby’s sale set a record price for a French book
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A copy of Marcel Proust's 'Du cote de chez Swann' ['Swann's Way'] that sold at Sotheby's for 535,500 euros last year. Another copy has just sold for almost triple that amount. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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