Harry Potter book with author notes sold for $228K
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
LONDON (AP) — A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” that contains author J.K. Rowling’s notes and original illustrations has sold for $228,000 at a London auction.
Sotheby’s said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale jointly organized with the writer’s association English PEN, was sold to an anonymous bidder by telephone late Tuesday.
Rowling peppered the book with about two dozen illustrations and many personal annotations, including editorial decisions and a note on how she came to create the game of Quidditch.
The funds raised will benefit English PEN, which promotes the freedom to read and write.
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