A Christie's employee holds a rare first folio of 36 Shakespeare works in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters A Christie's employee holds a rare first folio of 36 Shakespeare works in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
A Christie's employee holds a rare first folio of 36 Shakespeare works in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

First collection of Shakespeare’s plays sells for almost US$10 million

  • Auction price for First Folio marks new world record for any printed work of literature
  • Rare 1623 manuscript containing 36 of legendary playwright’s works was bought by American collector Stephan Loewentheil

Topic |   Books and Literature
A Christie's employee holds a rare first folio of 36 Shakespeare works in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters A Christie's employee holds a rare first folio of 36 Shakespeare works in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
A Christie's employee holds a rare first folio of 36 Shakespeare works in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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