A first edition of the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone raised 33,000 British pounds (about 36,000 euros) at an auction on Thursday, reports Sky News Thursday. That amount is almost three times the amount expected.
The sold edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of the 500 copies of the 1997 first edition of the book. It was purchased by a British private individual.
The hardcover book, auctioned for 36,000 euros, was thrown in a container at a school in Buckinghamshire in English, along with four other books from the book series by J.K. Rowling about the experiences of a sorcerer’s apprentice. A teacher saved the books from the dump and kept them at home.
Two paperback editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone changed owners on Thursday for around 3,500 euros. In 2019, a rare edition from the book series yielded 31,000 euros.