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I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed because I’m going to fetch R3.9m

A rare first edition ‘Harry Potter’ book, with mistakes and signed by JK Rowling, will soon go under the hammer

Marie-Louise Gumuchian

A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with some errors and signed by author JK Rowling, is going on private sale at Christie’s in London, with the auction house inviting offers starting from $250,000 (about R3.9m).

The publication is one of 500 hardcover copies of the book that were printed in an initial run in 1997. Three hundred were sent to libraries.

The one being sold by Christie’s, as part of its upcoming The Art of Literature: Loan and Selling Exhibition, is among the other 200...

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