Last Updated on 7/16/2006 by bidz

Shakespeare First Folio sells for 2.8m pounds

Telegraph | News |
By Amy Iggulden
(Filed: 14/07/2006)

“A near-perfect copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, which is regarded as the most important book in English literature, set a British record at auction yesterday when it sold for 2.8 million pounds (about $5.1 million U.S.).

The 17th century volume was the most valuable book ever sold at Sotheby’s in London. It contains 36 plays saved for posterity, including Macbeth, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra.”

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