The first edition of “Harry Potter” sold for 471 thousand dollars, setting a new record

The first hardcover edition of the hardcover novel “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by British writer J.K. Rowling was sold at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas for a record $ 471,000, according to a press release from the auction house.
“The rare first edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sold on Thursday at Heritage Auctions for $ 471,000  the highest price ever paid for the first wizard boy book, ” the press said. -release.
 
The starting price of the lot was $ 75 thousand. It is noted that the first edition of the hardcover book was published in only 500 copies.
 
“Not only is it the most expensive Harry Potter book ever sold, it’s the most expensive commercially published 20th century artwork ever sold,” said Joe Maddalena, executive vice president of Heritage Auctions.
The first novel in J.K. Rowling’s series of books about the wizard-boy Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was first published in the UK in 1997. Later, Warner Bros. made films of the same name based on Rowling’s novels. The first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was released in 2001.