Rare Potter to fetch up to £50,000
A rare first edition of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – of which only 500 were printed – is expected to fetch up to £50,000 at auction next month.
The 1997 children’s classic was the first of Rowling’s novels about the boy wizard and was written largely in cafes in Edinburgh.
A rare “true first edition”, signed by the author, will be among the highlights of Christie’s sale of fine printed books and manuscripts in New York on December 4, valued at £34,000-£50,000.
Christie’s said: “Rowling was totally unknown upon its first publication.
“Only 500 copies were printed of the initial run, 300 of which went to libraries.”