9. $6, 100, 000 – Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies
Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the First Folio.
Printed in folio format and containing 36 plays, it was prepared by Shakespeare’s colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell. It was dedicated to the “incomparable pair of brethren” William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke and his brother Philip Herbert, Earl of Montgomery.