Rare “Philosopher’s Stone” on Display

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Jun 01, 2013

Posted by: Catherine

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As you may recall, a special J.K.Rowling-annotated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was auctioned off for charity. For those of us longing to see it, the book will be on display. It has become apart of the Bodleian’s Exhibition–Magic Books: from the Middle Ages to Middle-Earth. It will be on display as apart of this exhibition at the Oxford library, until June 10. ITV reports:

A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the latest addition to the Bodleian’s exhibition – Magical books: from the Middle Ages to Middle-earth.

The book is on display in the Oxford library’s exhibition room until June 10th.

The volume includes annotations and drawings by author J.K. Rowling and was sold in auction at Sotheby’s for the record price of £150,000 last Tuesday.

Rowling’s personal annotations cover 43 pages and include references to the Harry Potter and also the film adaptations.

The book complements a line-up of authors of children’s fantasy literature, featured in theexhibition, including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman.





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