Sotheby’s. The Shakespeare First Folio, 1623 The Dr William’s Library Copy. London, 13 July 2006
Sotheby’s: London, 13 July 2006
4to (27 x 21 cm); 60 pp. Richly illustrated. Original maroon cloth boards; blind-stamped decoration with paper label on front; in original dust-jacket. Internally clean and unmarked; tight and sound binding; crisp edges. A very fine copy. As new.
Auction catalogue for the sale of the First Folio from the Dr William’s Library, with an Introduction by Stanley Wells and other essays on the printing history of the first folio. Hammer price was 2.5 million pounds, excluding buyer’s premium.