The rare 1623 book, ‘Comedies, Histories and Tragedies’ that brought together William Shakespeare’s works for the first time will go up for auction in April, Christie’s auction house announced on Friday.
The book called “Comedies, Histories and Tragedies,” is expected to sell for between $4 million (£3.06 million) and $6 million, the auctioneer said.
The First Folio contains Shakespeare’s 36 plays, including several that had never been published before and might have been lost without it, such as “Macbeth,” “The Tempest,” and “As You Like It.”
The copy coming up for sale will be displayed on tour, starting next week in London, before heading to New York, Hong Kong and Beijing. It will be returned to New York for auction on 24th April.