Top 5 Most Expensive Books Ever Sold
First Folio: Comedies, Histories and Tragedies: The Bard of Avon of course has found a place on this list. At number five, the First Folio sold for $6 million in 2001 in New York. This book was first published only in 1623, a few years after William Shakespeare's death. It was published by his colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell and is a collection of most of his works. The First Folio is the only reliable source for 20 of Shakespeare's plays.