Rare Harry Potter on show

A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - complete with annotations and illustrations by J.K. Rowling - has gone on display at Oxford's Bodleian library.

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Harry Potter "completes" fantasy exhibition

Staff at the Bodleian Library have thanked the owner of a rare Harry Potter book for lending it to the library as part of an exhibition on children's fantasy writing.

An exhibition on children’s fantasy literature could not have been complete without Harry Potter, the series which has captivated the imagination of the latest generation of children. The Bodleian Libraries are extremely grateful to the new owner of this rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the opportunity to display the book for the first time for thousands of visitors to view over the next couple of weeks."

– Richard Ovenden, Deputy to Bodley’s Librarian, University of Oxford

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