The second set of numbers indicates what year the book was published, once again indicated by the lowest number in the set. Ten volumes, octavo 26 x 17 x 36cm. First Edition with print line 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. We have no information on how many were in each state, but the first state is more desirable and seems to be much more rare. Win house points for betting on characters and writing quality comments! Ted Smart Edition A first edition of this book, printed a year after the first edition yet still appearing the same visually, can reach £300 and a second edition up to £30. The light blue front cover shows a young Roald Dalh as a pilot. When disaster strikes and Hogwarts students are being turned to stone, the ancient school is in for tumultuous times.
Ives as the printer, and has no ads in the rear. We are currently interested in acquiring copies of the Goblet of Fire and Half-Blood Prince. Issued simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback, the copyright page for both books are identical. The book club paper is thinner The boards and inside cover are different colors. .
Rowling in the front of the book. Harry, tired of being with the Dursleys is getting back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, despite being warned by the strange, impish Dobby. As for any signed books that are signed by the cast members of the film franchise, it really adds no monetary value to the book itself. This is the adult cover version. But generally only the first three in the series have much collectible value, as so many copies were printed of the later books. Only 500 copies were bound this way, and 300 of those were sent to libraries.
But, they also say Raincoast Books Vancouver beside it as well. The Prisoner of Azkaban is also British printed 1999 and goes from 10 to one. I try and scrutinize my books as best I can so that there are no surprises, but please message me with any questions you may have after evaluating the pictures and reading the detailed description, as I would be happy to assist or send more pics. I see, I thought you meant that Omnia was the publisher. Yet it is often difficult to know which books are the wise choices to collect and this post will hopefully help give a bit more information on collecting the Harry Potter books. The third state does not mention a printer and has ads at the rear of the book.
There are no true scratches, or scuffs to the jacket, just some light rubbing to covers. Typically early printed books and especially manuscripts. A edition is far less valuable than the true first U. By the time Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was written there quite a Harry Potter following, and the initial print run was 1 million copies. Opinions about the number of copies printed before the errors were spotted vary greatly - however, it seems that only a small number came off the press which greatly enhances its value. If you have limited experience, seek help so that you can purchase a real treasure you will be happy with for years to come.
Early thought was there were only 500 copies with these errors. After leaving service, they are sold in library sales or removed while libraries are being updated. This means the very first batch of books off the press, of which there were only a few thousand. With the early printings there are two states of the binding that have been found on the first through the sixth printings. As seen below, the book is a first edition i.
A first edition of this book, printed a year after the first edition yet still appearing the same visually, can reach £300 and a second edition up to £30. Winner of the Whitbread Prize Children's Book of the Year. Publisher's purple cloth, all edges gilt, gilt titles to spine and upper with pictorial illustration laid down to upper. Depending on demand, any number of printings can be made from a setting of type For example, a first printing might consist of 1000 copies, followed by a second printing of 2500 copies; in which case the book would have a first edition, first printing of 1000 copies, and a first edition, second printing of 2500 copies. The final instalment in the gripping adventures of everyone's favourite teenage wizard.
As far as I know, only the CoS featured a proof dust jacket wrapped around it. Both hardcover and paperback has a quote by Wendy Cooling on the front cover. The Goblet of Fire This book has a special variation to the others, unique to this book only. Is there any legitimacy to this? Presented in a double mount, framed and glazed. Reynolds went back to his office, skimmed through the new book, and tossed it into the trash.
The first three books in the series seem to have come out of a single printing plant. He moved to Kensington Church Street in 1997 and in 2014, after 40+ years of bookselling in the capital, Adrian relocated to the historic Hall's bookshop in Royal Tunbridge Wells, occupying the first floor of this iconic building near The Pantiles area of the town. This large print run was split between two print houses, Clays Ltd 750,000 and Omnia Press in Scotland 250,000. This is what the whole back of the title page should look like: 4. Boards are purple with an embossed diamond pattern, and a red cloth spine.
The Omnia copies may be a bit more valuable since there are fewer of them. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Rowling signature, be sure to do your research before purchasing so that you can have a real treasure. However, second printings can be picked up for three figures. All of our items are guaranteed as described and are shipped on approval. The three supplementary volumes housed in a custom green cloth clamshell case designed to match the deluxe.