Sotheby’s: Discover the Rarest Book J.K. Rowling Ever Made

If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is your chance to discover the rarest book that J.K. Rowling ever made. On December 13 in London, Sotheby’s sold a presentation copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which is handwritten and hand-illustrated by Rowling. Three days after, we present you this incredible literature piece.

A story from The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a wizarding world collection of fairy tales, is a crucial plot driver in the seventh and final Harry Potter book.

Sotheby’s: Discover the Rarest Book J.K. Rowling Ever Made

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Rowling made seven copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard in 2007 and gave six to those who she deemed “most closely connected to the Harry Potter books.”

harry-potter-beetle-the-bard-02She auctioned the seventh at Sotheby’s London that year to benefit her charity Lumos and reaped ₤1.95 million ($3.98 million). The book received a mass-market release in 2008.

harry-potter-beetle-the-bard-03This is the first copy to come to auction that Rowling bestowed on a person; she gave it to Barry Cunningham, her first publisher.

harry-potter-beetle-the-bard-04Bound in brown Morocco leather and decorated with sterling silver ornaments and semi-precious rhodochrosite stones, the book is estimated at ₤300,000 to ₤500,000 (about $368,010 to $613,350).

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harry-potter-beetle-the-bard-embedThe Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, is a fascinating story that will capture you attention, for sure.

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