From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, From Fairy Tale to Epic

JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This photo released by Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas shows A 1997 softcover edition of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, that sold for a record $19,120 in a rare books auction conducted online by Heritage Auction Galleries, March 6 and 7, 2009. The anonymous winning bidder is from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is described by the auction house as “a collector of vintage comic books whose wife is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series.” (AP Phoyo/Heritage Auction Galleries)

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