Shakespeare Book Sells for More Than $5M

Anonymous Patron writes A rare complete copy of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays, widely regarded as one of the most important books in the English language, sold for $5.2 million at auction Thursday.

London dealer Simon Finch Rare Books purchased the book _ still in its original 17th-century calfskin binding _ during a sale at Sotheby’s.

The book is one of about 40 complete copies known to exist and one of the few in private hands. Its value was estimated at between $4.6 million and 6.4 million.”