About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

At a London Auction, Harry Potter Book Fetches $227,000

by Bidita Debnath on May 22, 2013 at 5:13 PM
 At a London Auction, Harry Potter Book Fetches $227,000

At a London auction, a 1997 first edition of "Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone" annotated by J.K. Rowling sold for 150,000 ($227,000, 176,000 euros), a new record for a printed book by the writer.

Two bidders battled it out for the work before the hammer finally came down, triggering a round of applause at the Sotheby's auction house.

Advertisement

The book contains commentary and 22 of Rowling's own original illustrations.

The lot formed part of a sale of books annotated by 50 British and Commonwealth contemporary writers, raising a combined total of 439,200.

The second-highest price was achieved for another children's classic, Roald Dahl's Matilda, which sold for 30,000.
Advertisement

Other lots auctioned included works by Julian Barnes, Alan Bennett, Seamus Heaney and Hilary Mantel.

Many authors represented at the sale turned up in person, including Helen Fielding, Frederick Forsyth and Ben Okri.

"This is a triumphant conclusion to a wonderful project, which has involved the hard work and good will of so many people," said Rick Gekoski, who curated the collection for sale.

"I am sure that the buyers of the individual books will be thrilled with their purchases," he added.

Source: AFP
Font : A-A+

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest Lifestyle and Wellness News

What Really Happens to Your Skin After Cleansing?
The 'tight' sensation on your face after washing is explained by skin contraction in the outer layer.
Skin Hotspots in Ears & Toes - Safe Haven for Harmful Germs
The skin between the toes and behind the ears can harbor many harmful germs that can cause a variety of skin illnesses.
Work Breaks - Need of the Hour to Counteract Prolonged Sitting
Prolonged sitting among office goers, pose risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and certain types of cancers.
Fear of Garlic Bad Breath? Try Deodorizing Effect of Yogurt
Yogurt's protein and fat content demonstrated its unidentified deodorizing properties against garlic's pungent odor.
Smoking Tobacco and Cannabis Tied to Depression Risk
People who smoke tobacco and cannabis have an increased risk of depression and anxiety than those who use either substance alone or not at all.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
MediBotMediBot
Greetings! How can I assist you?MediBot
×

At a London Auction, Harry Potter Book Fetches $227,000 Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests