Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:57PM
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A rare edition of a book written by the author of the Harry Potter saga has sold for nearly 470 thousand dollars.

The handwritten and jeweled version of JK Rowling’s "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" was sold at auction to an unnamed telephone bidder.

The rare book is covered in semi-precious stones and unique ornaments and features a note from the author. It tells the story of wife wizarding fairytales that were referred to in the Harry Potter Series. There are only 6 other editions of the book.

Jewelled book was Harry Potter author’s thank you gift to publisher ‘who thought an overlong novel about a boy wizard in glasses might just sell’

The author of the famous Harry Potter saga, had handwritten and illustrated the book and its other replicas for the people closely connected to her successful career.

The manuscript of the first Harry Potter book was reportedly rejected by 12 other publishers before Cunningham read it and decided it has a chance.