In 2009, a signed first-edition copy of the same book was sold by Heritage Auctions for £15,000 but that has jumped up eight fold in the past decade and it is by far the most valuable in the series. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Could you please tell me how much you would value it at? I also have soft cover prizoner of azkaban published in 1999 with the numbers 20 19 18 17 16. This means the very first batch of books off the press, of which there were only a few thousand. Joanne Rowling is displayed on copyright page.
Book housed in special custom made case with titles to end. Thomas Taylor Cover Art illustrator. Rowlings first book in the series of Harry Potter adventures. The last four are all first editions. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some fading to spine panel - as is common - and mild edge wear; fairly inconspicuous damp stain to top of dust jacket verso. They read lighter and wittier than their American siblings. Faint tide mark to the bottom of the text block.
Unfortunately, as this copy is a later printing from a different publisher it does not. Next , how do you tell whether your copy, which may look very similar to the one pictured above, is really a valuable first edition? Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. Depending on the binding and condition, it could be worth anywhere from many hundreds to tens of thousands of pounds. The book is in perfect condition,no dammage to the spine or pages, the signature is clearly visible. Hello, I have a full set of harry potter books, and was wondering what they would valued at. To be a first edition, in either hard or soft cover, there are four very important issue points, all of which your book must have: 1. While a curiosity, such issues do not make the copy particularly valuable or collectable, I am afraid.
The publisher must be listed as Bloomsbury at the bottom of the title page. Book and dust jacket are in pristine condition. I bought them at a charity event. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's in accordance with our. We are currently interested in acquiring copies of the Goblet of Fire and Half-Blood Prince. This can be seen from the all important number line at the bottom of the print details page.
If you have a copy of one of these titles that meets all these requirements below, and that you would like to sell, please. Overall a very good copy indeed or better. Trivia: Penny Phillips see above told me a fun story about this particular book: When her family was moving residences and the moving van had been loaded and the place was completely empty, and as she stared at the empty living room, she had the last-minute thought to check across the top bookshelf, that maybe there might be something left there. Here is a typical trick that can attract those who don't know much about the Harry Potter books. It, along with the other six books in the series, has been cinematically adapted as well.
A lovely, bright example of the paperback with the original striking covers. Nice and clean pages as new with two small creases and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages. The signing and sale of this set was in aid of the Royal Blind, the Edinburgh based charity which runs The Scottish Braille Press. Only 500 copies of the first edition were printed, and 300 of them were donated to. Mistake on page 53 If your book meets all these requirements then congratulations, you have a first edition! This copy is not ex-library and is in a custom presentation box, as shown.
Unlike with coins, book collectors are not interested in abnormalities, and errors only mean that a book is valuable if they indicate it is a first edition. Other collectible or notable editions There are countless different editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but there are a few notable collectible editions. A collectable book but without the Dj cover. Back of title page in the first edition of Harry Potter. From New Zealand to United Kingdom About this Item: Bloomsbury, 1999. Near Fine- hardback in a Near Fine- or Very Good+ jacket, protected in a Brodart.
This is another paragraph Book Description: Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. Winner of the 1997 Smarties Gold Award displayed on the edge of the front cover. Otherwise unmarked and unblemished throughout with the page block and binding still very much square and tight. A fine first printing in a fine slipcase of the new, first Gift Edition from Bloomsbury.
Nice and clean pages with small ink marks and slightly yellow on the outer edges,previous owner's name written inside the edges of the front cover,pencil mark impression on the edges of the first blank page of the book. I also have the Goblet if Fire in hardback, and it says first edition. This edition was in fact printed three years after the original 1997 first edition. If you've never read the original British version of any of the Harry Potter books , I highly recommend them. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! I have the same of The Half Blood Prince. Correct number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
Chamber of Secrets lightly bumped at spine ends, small mark to fore edge, a couple of marks to front free endpaper and half-title; an excellent copy in the dust jacket, lightly faded at spine panels with very slight creasing at spine panel ends. Red cloth pictorial cover with gold titles. This copy is additionally accompanied by a very rare Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone postcard signed by the author. It is a very desirable early printing of the first book, with the series 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 on the copyright page. The lowest figure in the print line indicates the printing. The publisher page credits Joanne Rowling and contains no space between r and 1 on Thomas Taylor1997 in error. First Braille edition, signed by the author on the front cover of each volume, with the authentication hologram to inside front cover of each.