This Is How Much a Rare, Handwritten ‘Harry Potter’ Book Sold For at Auction: BOOM

This Is How Much a Rare, Handwritten ‘Harry Potter’ Book Sold For at Auction: BOOM

A rare copy of a Harry Potter spin-off book, handwritten by J.K. Rowling, sold for nearly $470,000.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which was one of six copies the author passed on to people closely involved with the wizard books, was auctioned off in London, England on Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016). The copy belonged to Barry Cunningham, the publisher who first signed Rowling.

This isn’t the first handwritten edition —there are seven in total — to sell at an auction. The first fetched a whopping £1.95 million in 2007, with all proceeds going to charity.