Potter book with author notes sold for $228K

LONDON – For fans of the boy wizard, this could be the most coveted copy of all the “Harry Potter” books in the world.

A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” that contains author J.K. Rowling’s notes and original illustrations fetched 150,000 pounds ($228,000) at a London auction on Tuesday. Sotheby’s said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale, was sold to an anonymous bidder by telephone.