Second Folio

Top Single-Day Auction in PBA Galleries’ History

An auction where the highest priced lot, in this case a 1632 Second Folio edition of William Shakespeare, selling for $114,000, is something of an afterthought, does not occur very often. Yet such was the case at PBA Galleries’ auction of Rare Books & Manuscripts with Early Medical Works from the George Bray Collection. True, there were a few oohs and aahs when the cornerstone of English Literature was sold to a phone bidder. It was the second section of the sale, however, a selection of rare and important books on the medical sciences put together by Dr.