Rare first edition of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” with author’s name written as ‘J A Rowling’ sells for £22k

A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which has JK Rowling’s name spelt wrong has sold for £22,000, reports Daily Mail.

The proof copy went up for auction to mark 20 years since the first young wizard film was released.

But on the title page of the book it has ‘J.A. Rowling’ following a mistake when it was printed.

It was expected to sell for around £8,000 but it went for nearly triple the guide price.

The listing for auctioneers Ewbanks, in Woking, Surrey, read: ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury, 1997, by J.K. Rowling.

‘Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition book in original white and yellow wrappers.

‘One of approximately 200 copies produced, includes error to title page ‘J.A Rowling’,

‘In very fine condition, only very light handling and a small crease down the spine. All pages are clean and present.’

JK Rowling penned the seven Harry Potter books over a decade between 1997 and 2007 and they were all turned into blockbuster films.

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