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Rare JK Rowling book The Tales of Beedle the Bard sold for £368,750

The Tales of Beedle the BardSotheby's
A rare copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling is being sold at auction

A rare and valuable handwritten copy of the JK Rowling book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, has been sold for £368,750 to an unnamed telephone bidder at the famous auction house Sotheby's.

It's so rare in fact that there were only seven ever made.

JK Rowling wrote the books to give as a gift to the most important people in her life during the time when she wrote Harry Potter.

The cover is made of brown Moroccan leather and it's decorated with silver ornaments and seven unique stones.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard coverSotheby's
The Tales of Beedle the Bard cover

In 2007, a seventh copy of the book, which was made specially to be sold, was auctioned for a record £1.95 million. All of the money went to JK Rowling's charity.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book of five wizarding fairytales. In the Harry Potter series, the book is given to Hermione Granger by Dumbledore in the Deathly Hallows.