J.K. Rowling

In 2004, author J. K. Rowling made a handwritten, illustrated, and obviously abridged version of her first blockbuster Harry Potter tale. Consisting of 31 pages and measuring just 1.6” by 2.4”, the unique bound manuscript features extracts of the welcome letter Harry receives upon admittance to Hogwarts, as well as the author’s sketches of a wand, a cauldron, and a witch’s hat. Now that tiny

London — A rare first edition of one of the most popular books ever written, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed by author J. K. Rowling “to Bryony... the first person ever to see merit in Harry Potter” sold for £118,000 in Bonhams Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts & Photographs sale on 11 March in Knightsbridge, London. It

London — A rare first edition of one of the most popular books ever written, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed by author J. K. Rowling “to Bryony... the first person ever to see merit in Harry Potter” is to feature in Bonhams Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts & Photographs sale on 11 March in Knightsbridge, London

Chicago — Hindman’s November 5 single-owner sale of the Library of a Midwestern Collector featuring landmark works in the fields of science and technology, mathematics, literature, Americana and the social sciences realized over $1.9 million. Strong international bidding set several significant records at auction. 

The top lot of the sale, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

One of only seven copies of J. K. Rowling's handwritten and illustrated manuscripts of The Tales of Beedle the Bard sold at Sotheby's yesterday for £368,750 ($467,317) to an anonymous phone bidder. This copy had been personally inscribed for