‘Harry Potter’ fans will be able to bid for a piece of the novel series’ history when a rare book created, hand-written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling goes on sale at Sotheby’s auction house in London. The special edition of ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ is only one of six copies Rowling produced to give as personal gifts to those who helped bring the story of the famous boy wizard to life. They are completely designed, hand-written and illustrated by Rowling herself. A seventh copy was also produced specifically for sale at auction in 2007 to raise money for the author’s charity, Lumos. That fetched a record-breaking price of 1.95 Million pounds. The manuscript being offered by Sotheby’s was presented to Barry Cunningham, an editor at Bloomsbury who signed Rowling and published her magical debut, ‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone’. Cunningham’s copy of ‘The Tales’ contains a personal dedication by Rowling, thanking him for believing in her work.

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