First edition of 'Harry Potter' auctioned, fetches 150,000 pounds

London, May 23 : The first edition of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone" has reportedly been sold for 150,000 pounds (over USD 200,000) at an auction held at Sotheby's.

The one-of-a-kind copy contains handwritten notes by Rowling, a 43-page commentary and 22 original illustrations, reports thesun.co.uk.

The book, published in 1997, was sold to a telephone bidder.

--IANS (Posted on 23-05-2013)

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