Harry Potter: Rare copy sold for £80,000 at auction

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A first copy of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” has sold in “exceptional condition” for £80,000 at auction.

The book was one of 500 copies in print in its first edition in 1997 and was purchased from a bookshop in Nottingham.

On the book’s copyright page, the world-famous author is referred to as “Joanne Rowling”.

The auction house, which took place in North Yorkshire, estimated the price of the book at between 20,000 and 30,000 pounds.

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