Shakespeare’s First Folio Is Expected To Fetch Over $4 Million At Auction In April

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In April the auction will be held in Christie’s auction house, a rare 1623 book bringing together the works of William Shakespeare. The auctioneer stated that the book, known as “Comedies, Histories and Tragedies,” would sell between four and six million dollars. It’s one of only six known total duplicates of the full First Folio in private hands.

The book will be on tour from London next week, before moving to New York, Hong Kong and Beijing. It will be back to New York for the auction on April 24.

This book is sold at Mills College in Oakland, California, a private liberal art school. Christie said that the record price of a First Folio auction is almost $6.2 million, paid in 2001.