The “Harry Potter” book series has been one of the most successful series of stories ever written and produced. The J.K. Rowling series has sold over 500 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 80 languages. However, it was a copy of the first book in the series that recently generated some serious news.
A copy of the book, featuring some rare typos, just sold at an London auction for over $90,000. The book misspells the word “philosopher” and keeps referring to “1 wand” that the children need in order to attend school. The book was said to be in excellent condition, too.
Since the book series is popular with adults as well as children, it is no surprise that there is a strong market among collectors for first editions, especially ones with rare typos and mistakes. The price involved in this auction certainly confirms this notion!