At the beginning of November JK announced that she had written a set of fairytales (The Tales of Beedle the Bard) for charity and on December 13th auction house Sotheby's will auction off one of the books and are expecting it to sell for £50,000 ($100,000).
According to Sotheby's web site:
This is the most extensive Harry Potter-related autograph manuscript ever to have been offered at auction. One of the seven specially-made copies, all other copies are to be given by the author to family and those most intimately involved with the phenomenally successful series.
Details of the manuscript:
Autograph manuscript of The Tales of Beedle the Bard translated from the original runes by J.K. Rowling. Individually handwritten and extensively illustrated by the author, c.160 pages written in an Italian hand-made notebook, bound in brown morocco, and embellished with five individually hand-chased hallmarked sterling silver ornaments and mounted moonstones.
The book will be on exhibition on the following days in New York and London:
Location: New York
Mon, 26 Nov 07, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue, 27 Nov 07, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed, 28 Nov 07, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: London, New Bond Street
Sun, 9 Dec 07, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon, 10 Dec 07, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue, 11 Dec 07, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed, 12 Dec 07, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
All proceeds from the auction will benefit The Children's Voice charity. The buyer of the book will not be given copyright and reproduction will be prohibited.
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