Record price for rare illustrated Harry Potter book

Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 8:04



A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with annotations and drawings by author JK Rowling, has sold for a record price.

After a bidding war between two buyers the book sold for 150 thousand pounds, a new record for a printed book by Rowling.

The sale raised a total of 439 thousand 200 for English PEN, which campaigns for freedom of expression.


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