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Rowling's 'Tales of Beedle the Bard' Sells for $467,000

A handwritten and hand-illustrated volume of stories given by J.K. Rowling to the editor who launched her career sold at auction Tuesday for 368,750 pounds ($467,965). Sotheby's sold one of seven original copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, produced in 2007 to mark publication of the final Harry Potter novel. It's inscribed to Barry Cunningham, the editor at Bloomsbury who accepted the first Potter book for publication. The dedication reads, “To Barry, the man who thought...

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