Rare Pot­ter to fetch up to £50,000

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - NEWS -

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.”

JK Rowl­ing

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