Rare J.K. Rowling Book Could Top $600,000 at Auction

artnet News | Sarah Cascone:

Sotheby’s is offering Harry Potter fans the chance to own perhaps the most-coveted book from the series: a handwritten and illustrated copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, given as a gift by author J.K. Rowling to one of her earliest supporters. The house is predicting a £500,000 ($624,000) sale, reports the Telegraph. In 2007, following the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the wildly-popular fantasy series, Rowling teased the world by making available just seven copies of The Tales of Beedle the BardRead more 

Image: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling with The Tales of Beedle the Bard in 2008.
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