Rare Copy of Harry Potter Book Sells for £55k at Highland Bookstore

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A first edition of Harry Potter sold for a high price at an auction. A woman found the hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone during a family caravan holiday in Wester Ross. The book was kept under the stairs, just like Harry Potter in the story. The book was from the first-ever print run of 200 copies. It was well-preserved. The book was sold for £55,104 to a private UK online buyer. The seller recognized the author’s name after reading an interview in The Scotsman newspaper. The book was purchased at a bookshop café near Ullapool before it became popular. The seller forgot about the book for a long time and then read about the rarity of first editions. The book is a rare and prized possession for collectors. The Scottish peninsula and an article in The Scotsman contributed to the book’s discovery. The hardbacks are the rarest and most prized Potter books and represent the start of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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