First Edition Harry Potter Book Sold for £150,000

Harry Potter first edition title page with annotationsAs we told you the other day, a rare copy of the first Harry Potter book was due to be auctioned for charity. The auction is now over and the result was not at all surprising: the annotated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone went for an impressive £150,000 ($228,000) to an anonymous buyer over the phone. The total amount earned by the auction was £439,200 ($666,310), which included a copy of Roald Dahl’s Matilda containing new illustrations by Quentin Blake and an annotated copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day. It sounds like Potter was the highest earner, but all of the books that went on sale sound like amazing one-of-a-kind copies that everyone is sure to be jealous of.

Which book would you most want from the auction? Wouldn’t you love it if Rowling released annotated copies of each Potter novel to the public (a girl can dream, right)? Let us know in the comments below!



You can pick up a, sadly, normal copy of Harry Potter on Amazon.