The book is the first edition, the first impression of the novel that introduced Magi in 1997 to Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest of the Hogwarts band.
This is one of about 500 copies that exists, according to the Bonhams Auction House, which once belonged to JK's First Literature Agency of Rowling.
The book also has several mistakes that make it even more unique. The word philosopher is misspelled on the back cover and the list of required school supplies includes "1
Bonhams said the book was sold for $ 90,074 (68,812) so the new owner might want to take it to a Gringotts bank for storage. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – or the Magician's Stone, as is known in the United States – is the first of the seven novels in the series.
Last year, Pottermore's Rowling's website announced that more than 500 million Potter books were sold in 80 different languages.
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