Christie's to offer rare first edition 'Harry Potter' book in private sale

31/5/2022 6:07:00 PM

Christie's to offer rare first edition 'Harry Potter' book in private sale

Christie's to offer rare first edition 'Harry Potter' book in private sale

LONDON : A first edition of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone', with some errors and signed by author J.K. Rowling, is going up for a private sale at Christie's in London, with the auction house inviting offers starting from 200,000 pounds ($250,000).The publication is one of 500 hardback copies

Rare Books Specialist and curator Mark Wiltshire poses with a rare first edition and signed by the author copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by British author J.K. Rowling, which is to be put up for auction at Christie's auction house in London, Britain May 31, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A person shows the back cover of a first edition of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by British author J.K. Rowling, which includes a printing typo for the word 'Philosopher's', unique to first edition copies, which is to be put up for auction at Christie's auction house in London, Britain May 31, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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Christie's to offer rare first edition Harry Potter book in private sale

Christie's to offer rare first edition Harry Potter book in private sale

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A person holds a rare first edition and signed by the author copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by British author J.Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.31 May 2022, 8:47 am · 2-min read SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled two premium flagship lounges at Singapore’s Changi Airport after a S$50 million upgrade, signalling its confidence in the recovery of air travel as border measures loosen.

K. Rowling, which is to be put up for auction at Christie's auction house in London, Britain May 31, 2022.K. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Rare Books Specialist and curator Mark Wiltshire poses with a rare first edition and signed by the author copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by British author J. Rowling, is going up for a private sale at Christie's in London, with the auction house inviting offers starting from 200,000 pounds (S$345,325.K.39). Rowling, which is to be put up for auction at Christie's auction house in London, Britain May 31, 2022. SIA and its budget carrier Scoot ferried a total of 1,452,500 passengers in April this year, up 62.

REUTERS/Henry Nicholls A person shows the back cover of a first edition of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by British author J. Three hundred of those were sent to libraries. Three hundred of those were sent to libraries.K. Rowling, which includes a printing typo for the word 'Philosopher's', unique to first edition copies, which is to be put up for auction at Christie's auction house in London, Britain May 31, 2022. "There were a few things that they seemed to get wrong in the book production," Mr Mark Wiltshire, a specialist in printed books and co-curator of"The Art of Literature" exhibition, told Reuters. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls A person holds a rare first edition and signed by the author copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by British author J. "On the back cover, for instance, philosophers, which of course is quite a key word.K.. The upgraded lounges can collectively accommodate around 1,150 customers, a 30 per cent increase from previous capacities.

Rowling, which is to be put up for auction at Christie's auction house in London, Britain May 31, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls A person shows the page inside a first edition of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by British author J. is misspelt 'philosphers', that 'o' ,that second 'o' is missing. is misspelt 'philosphers', that 'o' ,that second 'o' is missing.K. Rowling, which includes a typo with the words '1 wand' printed twice by mistake, unique to first edition copies, which is to be put up for auction at Christie's auction house in London, Britain May 31, 2022." The misspelt "philosphers" on the back cover and the repeated "one wand" on page 53. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls 31 May 2022 10:34PM . PHOTOS: REUTERS While Ms Rowling was unknown at the time, the book about the magical world of witches and wizards went on to become a massive hit around the world, spawning a whole series and a huge film franchise. Among offerings in both the Private Room and the first-class section are booth seats and day rooms that are conducive for work and rest.