Autograph card signed (“J.K. Rowling”) providing clues to the then unpublished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
93 words in total, written in blue ink in a four-line spiral around a central panel containing the title of the book and the author’s signature, 1 page, 150 by 210mm., Edinburgh 2002
A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF HARRY POTTER HISTORY: THE TANTALISING HANDWRITTEN CARD BY J.K. ROWLING PROVIDING AN OUTLINE OF SOME KEY EVENTS IN THE FIFTH HARRY POTTER NOVEL.
Half a year before publication of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rowling wrote this 93 word teaser card. It was offered for sale (in a sealed envelope) at Sotheby’s in December 2002 (to benefit Book Aid International). With significant interest from numerous fans – including the ‘Leaky Cauldron’ website – it was eventually sold for £24,000. It has been in private ownership since the sale.
Now that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is published, the card remains a unique and significant piece of Harry Potter history. This title was the first novel to be published after the release of the first film adaptation and expectation reached unprecedented levels.
Errington, Rowling D1
Please see shipping calculator link: click here
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.