The book is in perfect condition,no dammage to the spine or pages, the signature is clearly visible. This is the adult cover version. The top spine will say J. My cover is purple with the diamond pattern with red cloth binding and gold lettering. Lastly I have the chamber of Secrets 1998 going from 30 to 25. But, they also say Raincoast Books Vancouver beside it as well. Only 500 were published and 300 went to libraries.
The latest date listed in the copyright information must be 1997. Octavo 19 x 13cm , pp. The information is compiled from the experience of reputable collectors and dealers in the industry. If either illustrator has signed a copy, then prices are again in four-figures. I have Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone. What intrigues me is I am missing pages 249-280, instead it repeats pages 217-248 again. Please do seek out someone who can actually assess the value of your books, and it would probably be a good idea to insure them.
I remember when she read this years ago she looked up some of the sayings because they were so odd for our American speech. Another tell-tale sign is that the issue will be credited to Joanne Rowling, the name the world-renowned author used before opting to use initials instead. Octavo 20 x 14cm , pp. The bar code background and price is changed in much later printings. A book signed by one of the illustrators is much less valuable.
Publisher's pictorial blue and grey glazed paper boards and spine entitled in dark blue. So how much money can you make? I'm very confused because it seems every other book has a string of ten numbers, not three! This book has never been read, there are no rips, marks, writing —- all pages are in original state as it has not been opened except for first page to read the codes. The book titles and covers are similar to the U. Nigel said his farewell and headed back to the office where he skimmed through the book and tossed it into the garbage bin — easily the most costly mistake of his career. Rowling launched the book at London's Natural History Museum in 2007. This book has pages that are out of order. I am wondering about its value? In any case, this means that a true first hardcover of the first book is extremely rare and, thus, commands a premium price.
Thanks for such helpful information! 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. Early thought was there were only 500 copies with these errors. First edition Harry Potter books have become very valuable. The true first editions of the each book of the Harry Potter series were first published by Bloomsbury Press in the U. Since the first book hit stores in 1997, J. If I could get some help that would be great.
The copyright holder is listed as J. Current prices on these vary and really depend on the condition of the book. Everything that we know about this lucrative auction makes it sound like a total fluke. I know a lot of people try to sell copies for much more, but unless it's an early printing or it's signed by the artist or author, it's not going to have a higher value. Only an expert can truly identify the value of a Harry Potter first edition.
You'll want to check the size of the book and make sure it's not a book club edition which lacks the 2d barcode on the back cover. Size approximately 29 x 18 cm. If you do a search on Abebooks. Dursley woke up on the dull, gray Tuesday our story starts, there was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening all over the country. Really it would depend who you sold it to. And now, some of J.
Harry Potter Publishing Rights copyright © J. Other first edition points for books by J. I cannot find any information on the internet about anyone who has a book like this. All that matters is that the book be published by Bloomsbury in the correct year with the number line down to 1. Boards are purple with an embossed diamond pattern, and a red spine. The Dursleys had a small son called Dudley, and in their opinion there was no finer boy anywhere. Note: There are editions that have the same full number line as the true first U.
Depends what year you're looking for; 1st Year: The Standard Book of Spells Grade 1 by Miranda Goshawk A History of Magic by Batilda Bagshot Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore … Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger 2nd Year: All of Gilderoy Lockhart's books The Standard Book of Spells Grade 3 3rd Year: Intermediate Transfiguration The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3 Infogging the Future The Monster Book of Monsters 4th Year: The Standard Book of Spell Grade 4 5th Year: The Standard Book of Spells Grade 5 by Miranda Goshawk Defensive Magical Theory by Wilbert Slinkhard 6th Year: Confronting the Faceless Standard Book of Spells Grade 6 Advanced Potion Making by Libatius Borage These are the only book mentioned there may be more for years 2 - 6. These are reflected in the wording. There are a number of these novels on the AbeBooks website that are listed at prices between £1,010 and £2,300. Could you let me know their approx value as i am looking to sell them. First American edition, October 1998; Printed in the U. Adrian Harrington Rare Books deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, children's and illustrated books and fine and rare antiquarian and old books in all fields.