J.K. Rowling

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

London—A personal horoscope created by J.K. Rowling whilst she was writing her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, shows Rowling’s own enthusiasm for astrology and offers context for Professor Trelawney and the centaur Firenze, characters in the Harry Potter books for which she is still most renowned. This highly collectable work will be offered alongside signed first