J.K. Rowling’s Original ‘Beedle the Bard’ Auctioned Off

J.K. Rowling is not only a best-selling author, but an illustrator as well! She’s drawn original sketches for the Harry Potter series, and even The Tales of Beedle the BardOne of seven copies of Rowling’s original drawings for The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be up for auction in December from Sotheby‘s! It’s set to fetch about £500,000. According to The Guardian, “A…copy, which Rowling made to raise money for her charity, Lumos, was sold at auction by Sotheby’s in 2007 for £1.95m.” 


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Dr. Philip W. Errington, director of Sotheby’s books and manuscripts department told The Guardian, “The personal resonance of this book makes this both an exceptional and highly desirable object to come to auction. It is particularly special as it is only one of six made for those closest to the author throughout the journey of creating the Harry Potter series, gifted to the man who recognised the brilliance of JK Rowling’s writing and her potential impact on children’s literature.”


This will be a great collector’s item for a very dedicated and rich Harry Potter fan!  




Will you be bidding?  


Featured image courtesy of The Guardian