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Pictured: The cover of the book. <br />
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A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for almost £50,000.<br />
The hardback copy was one of the first 300 books to be sent to public libraries after it was published in 1997.<br />
It was taken out by readers using the Northamptonshire Library Service.