Philosopher’s Stone first edition sells for almost $20,000
A softcover copy of the first Harry Potter book has sold for just over $19,000. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was one of only 200 copies from the first printing issued with illustrated wrappers by London publisher Bloomsbury. The 1997 work about the boy wizard was published in the United States as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" and includes an illustrated card signed by author JK Rowling.
The winning bid of $19,120 was nearly double the previous record for a softcover Harry Potter book, Heritage Auction Galleries says. The winning bidder is from Dubai and is said to be a comic book collector whose wife is a Harry Potter fan.
Joanne Rowling, better known and indeed, EXTREMELY well known around the world as JK Rowling was born in the town of Yate, South Gloucestershire in 1965. She is the most successful literary author of all time and her world-famous Harry Potter series has so far sold a staggering 400,000,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty five different languages.