First Edition Of Harry Potter Sells For £356k

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A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record £356,000, the highest price ever achieved for a 20th century work of fiction.  
The mint condition novel was in the first run of 500 printed in 1997.
Roughly 300 were given to libraries and schools and the remaining 200 were passed into private hands.   
They contain several typing errors including 'one wand' being printed twice on a list of items Harry needs for Hogwarts on page 53.
The misprint 'Wizardry and witchcraft' can also be seen on the back cover - a subtle variation of the title for 'Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry' which features in the novel.
The mint condition novel was in the first run of 500 printed in 1997.

Roughly 300 were given to libraries and schools and the remaining 200 were passed into private hands
They contain several typing errors including 'Wizardry and and witchcraft' (pictured) on the back cover - a subtle variation of the title for 'Hogwarts school of witchcraft and 핑카지노주소 wizardry' which features in t

This copy was acquired by the American woman from a book dealer in 1


At the time she was building a unique collection of first edition books that were turned int

Although the first Harry Potter film did not come out until 2001, she wisely predicted from the reception JK Rowling's debut novel got that it was only a matter of time before it hit the big

As a result, she kept the book in a pristine condition so it has not suffered the wear and tear of well-thumbed library

To date, over 120 million copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone have been sold wo

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Bidding started at £50,000 and huge competition drove up the price until the hammer went down at £287,000 ($380,000). With auction house fees added on the final figure paid by an anonymous buyer to £

The auction was held by Heritage Auctions, of Dallas, 핑카지노주소xas.It smashed the previous Harry Potter record price of £125,000 set in Edinburgh last year for a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone signed
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time it
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nto films.'Once Harry Potter was published it took off like a rocket and it was clear from an early stage that it would be made into a movie, although she wouldn't have known
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the time.'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was brought to life on the big screen two decades ago, and this result shows the power of that combinatio
literatu
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the moon.'In total, the vendor's collection of 20 first edition books made a
gering £
m ($1.5m).It included J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy which made £78,000 ($103,125), while all seven of C.S Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia titles went for a co
ed £76,0
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ved £32,<

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