A handwritten chapter of Oscar Wilde's A Picture of Dorian Gray has sold for £72,000 at an auction marking the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Oscar Wilde was born in 1854
The manuscript of chapter 16, complete with revisions, was part of an extensive collection of books, letters and photographs on sale in London.
The auction raised £850,392 in total at Sotheby's auction house, surpassing previous estimates of £600,000
The items had been put together by a private collector over 20 years.
A rehearsal copy of Wilde's first play Vera, or the Nihilists sold for £50,400 to a UK dealer.
A first edition of Dorian Gray inscribed to Wilde's friend Marcel Schwob was also included in the sale.
But a copy of a novel written by Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas - whose father the Marquess of Queensberry was instrumental in Wilde's downfall - was one of 14 lots that remained unsold.
Chapter 16 of Dorian Gray was added to lengthen the story
The copy, one of only two of the unpublished book The Wilde Myth, describes Wilde as "one of the most powerful forces for evil that has happened in Europe for the last three hundred years".
Wilde launched an unsuccessful libel action against the Marquess of Queensberry, who branded him a sodomite.
The cost of the case forced Wilde to sell off the majority of his household possessions.
A catalogue relating to the auction of his belongings from Tite Street, Chelsea, also remained unsold.
Wilde was jailed for gross indecency with two years hard labour in 1897. He died penniless in 1900 at the age of 46.
Donald Mead, chairman of the Oscar Wilde society, said the lots that went unsold did not merit their high reserve prices.
"The prices were too high. Obviously the market thought so," he said.