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Shakespeare's First-Ever Folio - $9.9 million

10. Shakespeare’s First-Ever Folio – $9.9 million

People the world over are familiar with the literary genius of William Shakespeare. So, naturally, any original copies of his work will end up fetching quite a handsome sum at auctions. His first folio is one of the most highly prized books.

One such coveted copy sold at an auction for $9.9 million in New York. Imagine that! But this trend has been around with Shakespeare’s work – past auctions of his folios have fetched everywhere from $3.6 million to $6.2 million.

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