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First Collection Of Shakespeare’s Plays Sells For Almost $10 Million

The e book was put up for public sale by Mills Facultya personal liberal arts school in Oakland, California.

uncommon 1623 e book that introduced collectively William Shakespeare’s performs for the primary time bought for a report $9.97 million at public sale on Wednesday, Christie’s in New York mentioned.

The First Folio containing 36 of Shakespeare’s performs is one among solely six recognized full copies in non-public palms and had carried a pre-sale estimate of $four million to $6 million.

The id of the client was not instantly recognized.

Wednesday’s public sale value additionally marked a brand new world public sale report for any printed work of literature, and smashed the earlier excessive of $6.16 million for a Shakespeare First Folio that was set in 2001, Christie’s mentioned.

“Comedies, Histories and Tragedies” was compiled by pals of the English playwright and poet seven years after his demise. It contains 18 performs that had by no means been printed earlier than and might need been misplacedtogether with “Macbeth” and “Julius Caesar.”

The e book was put up for public sale by Mills Facultya personal liberal arts school in Oakland, California.

The First Folio marked the primary time that Shakespeare’s performs had been organized as comedies, tragedies and histories. The e book‘s giant measurement – beforehand reserved for legislation books and works of theology – helped elevate Shakespeare’s standing in future years, Christie’s books specialists mentioned.

With out the First Folio a few of Shakespeare’s most well-known traces would possible have been misplacedtogether with classics like “Pals, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears,” from “Julius Caesar,” and “If music be the meals of affection, play on,” from “Twelfth Evening.”

Wednesday’s sale was the primary time in almost 20 years {that a} full copy of the First Folio had come to public sale.

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