'Harry Potter' books to be auctioned at Christie's today

Published March 19, 2008 at 8:04 AM
from Yahoo! News (via Bloomberg.com)

An auction at Christie's International auction house in London today will includeopens in new window a rare first edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, one of only 500 printed, and is expected to fetch between $8,075 to $12,100.

The book, partopens in new window of the Fine Printed Books including Children's & Illustrated Books auction, is just one lot of the series, which also includes a first edition of Chamber of Secrets and an uncorrected edition of Prisoner of Azkaban.

UPDATE: In an updateopens in new window of this news, the above mentioned copy of the Philosopher's Stone sold for 4,000 pounds ($7,976.69) including fees.

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