Harry Potter book sells for £220,800: First edition signed by J K Rowling and gifted to sisters in 1997 is snapped up by a mystery buyer at auction
- JK Rowling gave hardback copy to neighbour in Edinburgh for young relatives
- She inscribed it ‘To Jenny and Lucy, with best wishes, JK Rowling’ dated 1997
- Siblings put rare book in storage for years and sold it at Bonhams auctioneers
The author gave the hardback copy, one of the first 500 to be printed, to her neighbour in Edinburgh to pass on to her two young relatives
Two sisters who were gifted a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling 25 years ago today sold it for a British record of £220,800.
The author gave the hardback copy, one of the first 500 to be printed, to…