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Rare Copy Of The First Harry Potter Book Sold For $90,000

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Renowned auction house Bonhams sold a rare copy of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, known in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for £68,812 (app.$90,000).
The unique copy was one of only 500 first editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to bear the original impression that called J. K. Rowling by her first name, Joanne.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


The book contains few errors such as “Philospher’s” is spelled “Philospher’s” on one page; J.K. Rowling’s name appears as “Joanne Rowling;” and “1 wand” appears twice on Harry’s school list.
Also, these first 500 books printed J.K. Rowling’s name as Joanne Rowling on the inside cover, and is signed by the author herself.
“Like most enduring books aimed at younger readers, the Harry Potter books also have wide appeal to adults and there is a strong market among collectors for first editions. This copy is in excellent condition — one of the very best I’ve seen,” said Matthew Haley, Bonhams head of books and manuscripts.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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