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“Harry Potter” first edition sold for $471,000 in US, world record price for a 2Oth century work of fiction

LOS ANGELES – The first edition of the “Harry Potter” book sold for $ 471,000 in the United States on Thursday in what auctioneers call a record-breaking price worldwide for the work of 2nd century mythology.

The 1997 British hardback “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” with its colorful cover on the cover, was described by Heritage Auctions as “magical, wonderfully bright and very close.”

The book was published in the United States as “Harry Potter and the Witch’s Stone.”
The Dallas auction house said only 500 copies of the binding had been printed. The final price was six times more than the pre-sale average of $ 70,000.

Previous auction prices for Harry Potter’s original plans ranged from $ 110,000 to $ 138,000.

“It ‘s not just the best-selling book of Harry Potter, it’ s the most iconic novel ever published in the 20th century,” Heritage Auctions vice president said in a statement.

The book was sold by an American collector and the buyer’s name was not released.

British author J.K. Rowling went on to write six more books about the adventures of an orphan witch who has sold nearly 500 million copies worldwide in 80 languages, according to a U.S. publisher. Scholastic. The books have been turned into eight films that made $ 7.8 billion at the world box office.

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