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Rare first edition Harry Potter worth £40,000 stolen

From BBC - January 17, 2018

A hardback first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone worth about 40,000 was one of a number of rare books stolen during a burglary.

The book, J.K Rowling's maiden novel of the globally successful series, was stolen from a premises in Thetford, Norfolk, between 8 and 9 January.

A 1937 first edition of The Hobbit and a set of four first editions of Winnie the Pooh were among 12 books taken.

Norfolk Police said the books are "not the sort of thing you see every day".

The Harry Potter book was made even more "unique" by being in a custom red box, the force added.

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