If you find one in the attic, then you've hit the jackpot. Cover illustrations by Giles Greenfield. Hi Clare, Yes, in order to have a first edition of any of the Harry Potter books they must be published by Bloomsbury in the year of original release and have a number line counting down to one. Reynolds went back to his office, skimmed through the new book, and tossed it into the trash. At the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, where we were most recently exhibiting, we had our set of Harry Potter British First Editions, which always gets a great deal of interest. Exercise caution when purchasing and make certain you are getting the edition you want.
As seen below, the book is a first edition i. Later impressions generally reach £10. Rowling launched the book at London's Natural History Museum in 2007. The pages are clean other than the marks along top edges of some pages as described above, and there is some yellowing to the pages from age. Other first edition points for books by J. This large print run was split between two print houses, Clays Ltd 750,000 and Omnia Press in Scotland 250,000.
There were simply too many printed. All that matters is that the book be published by Bloomsbury in the correct year with the number line down to 1. Win house points for betting on characters and writing quality comments! Could you please tell me how much you would value it at? Signed by the author on the title page together with the 'Golden. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows There are many first editions about, which means even signed editions are only worth around £100, though in good condition they could be worth more. The second editions were all published in 2004 and feature new cover designs.
Goblet of fire just says first edition. Full number line, beginning with 10 and descending to 1. Along with some small marks, there is also a blue ink blotch on the top edge of the pages that is seen on the upper edge of the page when reading. I will also place the dust jacket in a protective Mylar cover for added protection in shipping and future storage. Although their value should increase, they will probably never be tremendously valuable.
A fine, as-new copy, still in. 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. Mistake on page 53 If your book meets all these requirements then congratulations, you have a first edition! They are not terribly collectible, but are lots of fun to read. Overall, this jacket is in great condition with just minor flaws. Become a contributor and rake in the galleons! A book may be uncut but opened—i. Next-day or second-day air service is available upon request. This mistake was corrected in the second printing of the book.
The third state does not mention a printer and has ads at the rear of the book. Rising meteorically from relative poverty and difficulty in Edinburgh to creative super-stardom in an incredibly short space of time it is not too much of a stretch to say that Ms. Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971, as part of Harrington Brothers in the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's fashionable King's Road. The first state listed the copyright to Joanne Rowling, rather than J. The copyright page and page 53 see first printing issue points are then removed from the paperback first printing and are placed into the hardcover second printing. She signed copies of the book that night for 1,700 people who won exclusive tickets to the event. London: Children's High Level Group, 2008.
First American editions vary from £110 to £500 for a signed copy. The spine wrap has some early separation from the binding which can be seen a bit along the edge of the inside front cover page, and has caused a very slight forward lean to the top board, but the binding is still still solid with no loose or missing pages and it stands easily on its own. To protect your collection and investment, you should look for a sticker when purchasing a signed copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This mistake was corrected in the second printing of the book although it re-appeared in some later printings. Celebratory Editions which have been released with each movie have foil stars on their covers. A handful of advance proof copies are also available from £5,400 to £9,700. Harry Potter first edition, softcover issue First, what do the books look like? It states the text copyright as 1998 rather than 1997, and Bloomsbury for permissions rather than Scholastic.
They contain numerous errors which were remedied before the first printing and feature release information on the rear cover. The light blue front cover shows a young Roald Dalh as a pilot. There is minimal edge wear present. These are the bar codes from top to bottom the first printing, the 11th printing, the 21st printing, and the 39th printing. Rowling in the front of the book.