LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A uncommon 1623 book that introduced alongside one another William Shakespeare’s will work for the initially time will go up for auction in April, Christie’s auction property announced on Friday.
The ebook, known as “Comedies, Histories and Tragedies,” is envisioned to offer for among $4 million and $6 million, the auctioneer said. Greatly known as the To start with Folio, it is just one of only 6 recognized entire copies in personal fingers.
The Initially Folio consists of Shakespeare’s 36 plays, which includes several that had in no way been revealed in advance of and might have been misplaced without it, this sort of as “Macbeth,” “The Tempest,” and “As You Like It.” It was compiled by buddies of the author soon after his death.
The duplicate coming up for sale will be exhibited on tour, beginning following week in London, just before heading to New York, Hong Kong and Beijing. It will be returned to New York for auction on April 24.
The book is being marketed by Mills Faculty, a non-public liberal arts higher education in Oakland, California.
The report auction price of a First Folio is practically $6.2 million, compensated in 2001, Christie’s explained.
Reporting by Lisa Richwine, Modifying by Rosalba O’Brien