The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0246 Thursday, 30 March 2006
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Subject: First Folio for Sale
BBC NEWS: Rare Shakespeare folio to be sold
A rare book of Shakespeare's plays, considered to be one of the most
important in British literature, is to be auctioned at Sotheby's in London.
The complete first folio of the playwright's work had a print run of
approximately 750 in 1623.
However, only a third of these survive and most of them are incomplete.
The book is being sold by Dr Williams's Theological Library in London,
which hopes the proceeds - expected to be more than