Only around 200 Folios exist in usable condition, and those that are still in existence often sell for a premium; a ‘near-perfect’ copy sold for £3.7 million at auction in 2001. A good find for this librarian, but the reality is that very few are that lucky. So how can you become a rare book collector yourself?
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With prices having sky-rocketed in the capital, you’d be forgiven for thinking that owning even one residence in London’s most sought after boroughs is the preserve of the rich and famous. Yet imagine enjoying an evening at the theatre in Covent Garden, or a spot of shopping in Knightsbridge, knowing that at the end of the night your very own sumptuous apartment awaits.