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Thread #90175   Message #1707798
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
31-Mar-06 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
The folio will be sold in Sotheby's London salesrooms. The estimate is $5.1-$7.1 million Canadian.
The original printing was 750 and the price was one guinea. About one-third survive, but some are in poor condition.
In 2001, a copy sold in New York for $6.5 million at Christie's. Sotheby's is "quietly confident" that the volume will beat this price.

The record price for a book is $8.8 million for Audobon's "Birds of America."
The Calgary Herald, article from The Telegraph, March 31, 2006