Annotated Copy of “Philosopher’s Stone” Sells for $228K


May 22, 2013

Posted by Mel

J. K. Rowling’s annotated copy of “Philosopher’s Stone” was auctioned off for $228,000 at Sotheby’s today:

Sotheby’s said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale jointly organized with the English PEN writers’ association, was sold to an anonymous bidder by telephone.

Rowling peppered the book with many personal annotations, including editorial decisions, comments on the process of writing and a note on how she came to create the game of Quidditch.

The proceeds of the auction with go towards English PEN and the Lumos Foundation. You can read more about the auction here.

3 Responses to Annotated Copy of “Philosopher’s Stone” Sells for $228K

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Hah... cheap price!Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: I wish I had $228K to blow on a book! LOL Hopefully the person will share some of the information? But in any case, the money is going to a good cause... so kudos!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I do hope they share the comments. The charity company could make even more money by republishing the book (w/proper permission from the proper authorities) like amazon did "The Tales of Beedle The Bard".

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