Harry Potter book with wrong title sells for £70,000


A super rare Harry Potter book with the title spelled wrong has gone under the hammer at auction and sold for an incredible £70,000.

Your Harry Potter collection isn’t complete unless you have a copy of the book with the wrong title. Problem is, to get hold of such a rare copy, it will set you back a good £70,000. At least that is what this copy went for.

The book went under the hammer at auction and the bidding war came down to two bidders battling it out. With one placing bids online and the other via phone.

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According to the Daily Mail, the copy is one of 500 first editions of the original novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, that lists J.K. Rowling as Joanne. There is also the title being spelled incorrectly, along with many other imperfections.

The title being spelled wrong is the most obvious imperfection. Instead of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the cover displays Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone. The spelling error is on the back of the cover, whereas the front is spelled correctly.

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Other imperfections printed include a number sequence being incorrect and a duplicate item appearing on Harry Potter’s school list of equipment. The list has “1 wand” printed twice, once at the start of the list and the other at the end.

When the book went up for auction at Bonhams Auction House in Knightsbridge, West London, it was expected to go for around £40,000 and £60,000. The final total went over the estimated amount, with a winning bid of £68,800.

I won’t lie, it is an insane price for a book, but it is a really unique one, full of little imperfect surprises that would bring a smile to any Harry Potter fans face.

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