The one-of-a-kind copy of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone contains revealing commentary and 22 of the author's own original illustrations. The book, which was published in 1997 and went on to bring Rowling worldwide fame, was sold to a telephone bidder at Sotheby's in central London.
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