Shakespeare First Folio brings over UK£400,000 at auction

A rare Shakespeare First Folio was auctioned by Christies recently bringing UK£435,250 from an unnamed purchaser. The book was sold to Sir Thomas Munro of Lindertis in 1837 and remained in the family until the 1970s when bought by Christies.

The First Folio is considered the "most important book in the history of English literature" because it contained 36 plays, 18 of which had not been published before, plays which would have been lost to history if not for the volume.