Shakespeare’s First Folio To Be Sold at Auction For Over $6M in New York in April

Christie’s auction house has recently announced that the rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare’s works for the first time will go up for auction in April.

The auctioneer said, the book, called, Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, is expected to sell for between USD 4 million (Rs 28.3 crore) and USD 6 million (Rs 42.5 crore). The book is previously owned by Mills College a private liberal arts college in Oakland, California is one of only six copies known to exist in private hands. This book is considered as one of the most influential books of all time, right next to the Bible).

First Folio contains 36 of Shakespeare’s plays such as “Macbeth,” “The Twelfth Night,” “Measure for Measure” and “Julius Caesar,” according to Christie’s.

The auction is on April 24, but the copy coming up for sale will first be on display in London, Hong Kong and Beijing before it goes to the highest bidder in New York.

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