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Harry Potter And The Rare First Edition

by | 21st, June 2007

I’VE never quite understood why so many adults read Harry Potter. It’s a children’s book! Grow up and read a book byJudy Blume or someone.

Anyway, one man still young enough to legitimately enjoy the over-rated adventure books is 19-year-old Toby Rundle, whose first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is set to fetch up to £15,000 at auction.

Rundle, from Williton in Somerset, was sent the then unknown book by his mother while at boarding school but now he wants cash in on it and put the funds raised towards a classics and English degree at Oxford University.

Book specialist Chris Albury said of Toby’s first edition copy, “There are so few books worth that kind of money – it’s like having a winning lottery ticket”.

£15,000? I’d want a lot more money if I had a winning lottery ticket.

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