Agence France-PresseMay 21, 2013 18:45
A 1997 first edition of "Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone" annotated by J.K. Rowling sold for £150,000 ($227,000, 176,000 euros) at a London auction Tuesday, a new record for a printed book by the writer.
Two bidders battled it out for the work before the hammer finally came down, triggering a round of applause at the Sotheby's auction house.
The book contains commentary and 22 of Rowling's own original illustrations.
The lot formed part of a sale of books annotated by 50 British and Commonwealth contemporary writers, raising a combined total of £439,200.