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Annotated Copy of "Philosopher's Stone" Sells for $228K

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
May 22, 2013, 12:45 AM

J. K. Rowling's annotated copy of "Philosopher's Stone" was auctioned off for $228,000 at Sotheby's today:

Sotheby's said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale jointly organized with the English PEN writers' association, was sold to an anonymous bidder by telephone.

Rowling peppered the book with many personal annotations, including editorial decisions, comments on the process of writing and a note on how she came to create the game of Quidditch.

The proceeds of the auction with go towards English PEN and the Lumos Foundation. You can read more about the auction here.

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3 Comments

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80418 Points

Hah… cheap price!

Posted by Won_Two on May 22, 2013, 04:25 AM report to moderator
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442 Points

I wish I had $228K to blow on a book! LOL Hopefully the person will share some of the information? But in any case, the money is going to a good cause… so kudos!

Posted by Mad But Happy on May 22, 2013, 06:10 PM report to moderator
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I do hope they share the comments. The charity company could make even more money by republishing the book (w/proper permission from the proper authorities) like amazon did “The Tales of Beedle The Bard”.

Posted by molly43 on July 04, 2013, 01:07 PM report to moderator
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