On December 15, Sotheby’s is to hold an auction entitled English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations. Amongst the items to be sold are a few Rowling-related ones.
One of the main books to be auctioned is a first edition of the deluxe version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as illustrated by Jim Kay with a new drawing and a signature from the illustrator, and another signature from J.K. Rowling. The book comes with a tote bag, and a letter of provenance. The estimated price is between £2,000 and £3,000.
Two other notable items are preliminary drawings by Cliff Wright. One is from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and its estimated price is between £2,000 and £3,000. The other is from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and its estimated price is between £3,000 and £5,000.
Other items offered are a first edition of the paperback version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (£2,000-£3,000), two signed first editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (£2,000-£3,000), a proof copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (£1,500-£2,000) and a complete set of the deluxe Bloomsbury editions (£2,000-£3,000).