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'Harry Potter' book with author notes sold for $228K

The sale, to an anonymous bidder, will benefit charity.

By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A first-edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations has sold for 150,000 pounds ($228,000) at a London auction.

Photo: Sotheby's director of the department of printed books and manuscripts Dr Philip Errington poses for photographers with a first edition copy of the first Harry Potter book Sotheby's said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale jointly organized with the writer's association English PEN, was sold to an anonymous bidder by telephone late Tuesday.

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Rowling peppered the book with about two dozen illustrations and many personal annotations, including editorial decisions and a note on how she came to create the game of Quidditch.

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Other participating authors in the charity sale included Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Seamus Heaney, Lionel Shriver and Yann Martel.

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The funds raised will benefit English PEN, which promotes the freedom to read and write.

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Photo: Philip Errington, director of Sotheby's department of printed books and manuscripts, with a first-edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" containing annotations and illustrations by author J.K. Rowling. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

 

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