The Sotheby auction house will be auctioning off a handwritten edition of J.K. Rowling's latest book, "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" on December 13th. J.K. made 7 handwritten copies of the story. She gave 6 copies to friends and she is auctioning off the 7th for charity. Sotheby's has produced a commemorative catalogue to celebrate the auction. Here's Sotheby's announcement about the auction catalogue:
L07411 London, New Bond Street 13 Dec 07
'Tales of Beedle the Bard' Catalogue
The 'Tales of Beedle the Bard' manuscript will be offered as the final lot in the English Literature and Children's Books auction on 13th December 2007 (L07411).
A special commemorative catalogue for this unique item is being produced and is available to purchase from Sotheby's. The 48 page catalogue contains a message from the author about the creative inception of 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' plus images from the manuscript itself. Profits from the sale of the catalogue will be donated to The Children's Voice.
The catalogue can be ordered online, click the 'Add to your shopping basket' link to place an order.
Catalogues are now available for shipping and to purchase in person at Sotheby's London Bond Street and New York salerooms.
The "Tales of Beedle the Bard" catalogue costs $16.00 US. So even if you can't bid for the book itself, the catalogue would be a very nice keepsake to add to your J.K. Rowling collection.