Muggles, Rejoice: Harry Potter Hits The Auction Block

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Muggles, the day you’ve been waiting for is finally upon us – a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is up for auction. And, the best part? The tome contains 22 hand-drawn illustrations and annotations by the author, J.K. Rowling. On the title page, Rowling has simply written “changed by life forever.” Quite.

This tome is part of a sale at Sotheby’s entitled “First Editions, Second Thoughts.” Lionel Shriver, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Ian McEwan have contributed to this auction as well, aiming to raise money for the writer’s charity English PEN. The organisation strives “to defend and promote free expression, and to remove barriers to literature.” Something we’re certain Harry would have approved of. (New)

Image: Via The Guardian