Annotated First-Edition of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to Go on Display in Scotland
Annotated by J.K. Rowling in 2013, a rare edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be officially on display in Edinburgh from December 8 until January 8. Fans intrigued by what Rowling’s inner thoughts were during the write-up of the book, including how she initially perceived the wizarding world to be, will definitely want to check this out!
Of course, if you’d prefer to actually see the real-life version of the wizarding world, you can purchase presale tickets from MuggleNet to attend magical classes and enjoy butterbeer at Gloucester Cathedral!
The book, which features various personal anecdotes and 22 original drawings by Rowling herself, will be exhibited at the renowned Writers’ Museum, which celebrates the accomplishments of Scotland’s most distinguished writers.
A sneak peek of some of the sketches shows the famous Hogwarts crest – with Rowling’s scrawl ruminating on the original Hufflepuff mascot! – and a heartbreaking look at baby Harry peacefully sleeping on the Dursleys’ doorstep.
The City of Edinburgh Council’s cultural convenor, Richard Lewis, praises Rowling for her outstanding illustrations of magical scenes and displays deep gratitude to both Rowling and the Scottish Book Trust for their contributions.
It is a privilege to display this book by one of the world’s most popular authors in the city’s Writers’ Museum.
Rowling originally made the special annotations to raise money for charities, including Lumos and English PEN. After all, she firmly believes in acting graciously and as an inspiration for all.
You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.
Are you planning a trip to Edinburgh anytime soon? If you are, make sure to see this annotated masterpiece in the Writers’ Museum!