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Rare 1537, first London quarto printing of Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Holy Bible – £25,000 at Chiswick Auctions.

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This was a rare 1537, first London quarto printing of Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Holy Bible which, bound in the 19th century with a 1605 Book of Psalms, sold at £25,000 on December 2.

Another of the day’s top lots could hardly have been more different, but certainly far more familiar to just about everyone.

A 1997, first paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was apparently unread but contained a sheet of publisher Bloomsbury’s notepaper bearing the author’s signature. It sold at £13,500 to an online bidder.