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The magic of a clean Harry Potter

Philosopher’s Stone and Tarzan swing to records at Texas sale featuring TS Eliot family archive

Books and works on paper

Harry Potter’s 20th birthday celebrations continue apace – with a new record for a standard copy of The Philosopher’s Stone.

The copy sold by Heritage (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale of September 15 was a really bright and clean example from the first impression run of just 500.

Hammered down at $65,000 (£48,505), it set the auction benchmark for a copy of JK Rowling’s first book. Indeed, it bettered even the record of £46,000 set at Sotheby’s last December for “an almost mint copy” that was additionally signed and inscribed by the author – “To Ella, one of my favourite names…”

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