Harry Potter - Questions: I just realized that Ive got a Sorcerers Stone first edition (American) Scholastic hardcover that is literally in mint condition. Showing 1-8 of 8
Harry Potter first edition on sale for £30,000 and this is what makes it special
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But to have any real collectable value, it has to be a copy of the first edition, first impression also known as the first printing. - Note: Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available. More search options.
The main characteristics of a first edition first issue are a print line that reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and the crediting of "Joanne Rowling" not JK. Prices for later editions in good condition are in three figures. In , JK Rowling was still a jobbing author rather than a worldwide superstar richer than the Queen, so there are a reasonable number of signed first editions available from her book tour signings. Deluxe editions can be priced in four figures if signed. First edition first printings will have the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a block of misaligned text on page seven.
Only were published, and went to libraries, so if you have one, go ahead and treat yourself to a nice dinner. You can afford it. By this point in her career, Rowling was signing fewer copies of her books, busy as she was becoming queen of the literary world. Good luck finding them, though. By the time these books were coming out, Rowling was well past the point where she ever needed to go on a book tour again.