A visitor views a First Folio of William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies before it is sold for £1.874 million (US$2.75 million) at auction in London. Photo: Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Anonymous American pays millions for a slice of English history

William Shakespeare's first four Folios snapped up in London on 400th anniversary of his death

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A visitor views a First Folio of William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies before it is sold for £1.874 million (US$2.75 million) at auction in London. Photo: Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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