Hall's remain on the ground floor offering an exceptional range of quality used books and the basement houses a print gallery, providing maps, engravings, posters, photographs and inscribed material. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince An illustrated deluxe edition could be worth hundreds, while a good condition one with the adult covers can fetch more than £100. I bought them at a charity event. I can say that in general, only the first three books have collectible value, as the later ones were printed in such large numbers. Thank you for subscribing See our Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Millions of children and adults own Harry Potter books, but you may be surprised to know your edition could be worth a bit of money.
Misinformation on these print numbers was widely disseminated among booksellers. First Edition Points and Criteria for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets U. Both are missing the number 2 on the spine of the book. All of our items are guaranteed as described and are shipped on approval. So-called Japan vellum or Japon is a type of thick paper that has been polished smooth and given a glossy finish to resemble vellum. The second state corrects the copyright to J.
Boards are purple with an embossed diamond pattern, and a red cloth spine. As you can see from the pictures and description, the book is in pretty good condition overall, but it is obviously not without some flaws as illustrated. We do ask that if you are not satisfied with the item, you contact us by phone as quickly as possible and return the item within ten days. Demand for collectable Harry Potters has not decreased even though the last book in the series, , was published in 2007. After the Goblet of Fire , these signing events have become increasingly scarce. Copies signed by illustrator Mary GrandPré can be found for £180 or less. Rowling's books have become highly collectable.
Original colour-printed promotional brochure for the 1999 novel 'Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban' as issued to the book trade. A edition is far less valuable than the true first U. A handful of advance proof copies are also available from £5,400 to £9,700. Winner of the Whitbread Prize Children's Book of the Year. True First American Edition, signed by author Rowling on title page. London: Children's High Level Group, 2008. They are less valuable, but do make a nice set.
Housed in a custom clamshell box. More than 400 million copies have been sold worldwide, which is the highest of any book series of all time. But they lack the embossed diamond pattern on the book boards. Stop in each Tuesday night to show off your Potter knowledge and earn house points! For the other titles, it is only the first hardback edition with the dust jacket that have collectable value. First American editions vary from £110 to £500 for a signed copy. This may not guarantee value but it will mean that the book is at least an early edition.
Occasionally the text of a book will be put into a specialized book press and painted, often with a scene from the book or a landscape, so that the painting is invisible when the book is closed but visible when somebody bends the text and fans the pages—known as a fore-edge painting. With the release of the latest Harry Potter movie, Harry and his friends are back in the lime light. A handful of advance proof copies are available from £5,400 to £9,700. Jason Cockcroft provided the cover. There are also three states of the dust jacket that can be found on the same early printing books. In my search to validate that these mishandlings have occurred, I discovered two important printing errors. When disaster strikes and Hogwarts students are being turned to stone, the ancient school is in for tumultuous times.
There is some debate as well that the number of hardcover copies was not even this high, but that perhaps there were only around 350 hardcover copies and 150 soft-cover proof editions. Goblet of Fire and the other later Harry Potter books were printed for Bloomsbury by a number of different firms, as the print runs were so large that no single company could manage the whole thing. The second set of numbers indicates what year the book was published, once again indicated by the lowest number in the set. Rigidly maintaining control over how her characters and stories were represented has created a strange and previously almost unheard of situation where the films and the books travel hand in hand with very little deviation. The first state listed the copyright to Joanne Rowling, rather than J. There were simply too many printed.
They were also printed prior to the first three books. Use the below listed tabs on the books and find out if your book is rare or valuable. Typically above 14 inches tall. Publisher's blue cloth, with the cover art by Cliff Wright laid onto the upper board, along with gilt titles to spine and upper board. It is now assumed that there were actually about 2500 of these copies. The most expensive signed Hallows to sell via AbeBooks went for £4,000. All early printings of this title have the same copyright statement.
Rowling did perform a large release party and signed many books from that event. Many sellers sell Ted Smart and Large Print Editions without clearly identifying them as the less valuable volumes, so make certain you get clarification from them if you have any questions whatsoever. Also on the first page of text p. The philosophers stone is a tenth edition, the chamber of secrets is seventh edition and The prisoner of Azkaban is a tenth edition. Later impressions generally reach £10. However, I have not heard anything within the past year to indicate that they are following through on that plan.
AbeBooks, the AbeBooks logo, AbeBooks. It incorrectly identified these books as more rare than they actually are. This illustration was carried onto a dustwrapper that was issued starting with the third printing. There is also the famed Ted Smart edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The only value is in sentimental value. If your book meets all these requirements then congratulations, you have a first edition! Contents tight with no inscriptions. K Rowling's world famous books are one of the most collectible of any modern author.