WORLD AUCTION RECORD ACHIEVED
For Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' At Bonhams

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY SINGLE PLAY FROM THE FIRST FOLIO


Fine Books and Manuscripts
12 Jun 2018
New York

WORLD AUCTION RECORD ACHIEVED
For Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' At Bonhams

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY SINGLE PLAY FROM THE FIRST FOLIO


Fine Books and Manuscripts
12 Jun 2018
New York

New York- The June 12 sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts realised $1,411,344 and was led by a rare autograph leaf of Beethoven's Emperor's Concerto, which realised $250,000. In addition, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar achieved a world auction record for any single play from the First Folio.

Ian Ehling, Director, Books and Manuscripts, commented: "We continue to see the highest prices for the most interesting and uncommon material on the market. Spirited competition among bidders on the telephone and on the internet elevated prices above the high estimate, which included the earliest illustrated edition of Aesop, Shakespeare's First Folio of Julius Caesar, and an enigma codebook."

Enquiries

For further information and images call Sung-Hee Kim on +1 917-206-1692, or email sunghee.kim@bonhams.com.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

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