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The first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" novel. Bonhams image.

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” Sold for £56,250

July 04, 2018

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Recently, Bonhams auction house held an event at which an interesting lot was sold. In particular, it was the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" novel published in 1997. This was the first (limited) edition, which made the book exceptionally rare. According to Metro, it was sold to a private collector from the United States for £56,250. It is known that only 500 copies were published. The former owner of the book bought it 21 years ago. It is curious that this edition was purchased from one of the stores at a railway station in England, and the book has spelling and other inaccuracies which were corrected in subsequent versions. About a year before this event, the first edition of the book signed by the author was sold for more than £106,000.