First Folio

Spend nine minutes gazing at some beautiful books and learning how King’s College Library conserves a collection of rare English literature and theology books that belonged to an early nineteenth-century college provost. A First Folio and Jane Austen first editions are among them.

New York – Christie’s is delighted to announce the auction of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, often referred to as the “First Folio,” as part of the Exceptional Sale during Classic Week at Christie’s New York on 24 April 2020 (estimate $4,000,000-6,000,000). The First Folio, bringing together for the first time the collected

By now many of you will have heard the exciting news that scholars Jason Scott-Warren and Claire M.S. Bourne have identified John Milton as the annotator of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s copy of the First Folio.

A brief overview of this week's auction offerings:

Sotheby's London will sell Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music, in 231 lots on Tuesday, June 11. Rating the top estimate by a fair margin is a calligraphic 

Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association's annual flagship event, opens its doors for the 62nd time in the capital in June. There will be plenty on view with more than 150 exhibitors from fifteen countries presenting signed first editions, maps, manuscripts, art, and ephemera.

To raise awareness of the

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., recently announced a major expansion project, adding a 12,000-square-foot public pavilion under the Folger’s lawn and updating other spaces. The 1932 building, designed by Paul Philippe Cret, will begin renovation next year in order to “expand public space, improve

Washington, DC—The Folger Shakespeare Library is pleased to announce the tour sites for its 2016 national traveling exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, one of the world’s most treasured books. In partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, the Folger will tour the original 1623 First Folio of

A Shakespeare First Folio that in 1623 cost the equivalent of 44 loaves of bread would, if sold today, buy up to five million loaves—enough to give every man, woman and child in the UK a slice of toast each.

This startling claim will be made by Bonhams Head of Books Matthew Haley when he speaks at the