Your Harry Potter books could be worth a fortune - here's how to check - Cambridgeshire LiveThe book - lot at Forum Auction - was an ex-library copy with 'bumped' corners and peeling laminate, reports the Mirror. But what makes it so special is that it's one of just copies of that edition ever printed, making it one of the very first times the wider public was introduced to the boy wizard. Of those , some of them are thought to have gone to libraries. But that still makes it "rare in any condition and a far better ex-library copy than usually encountered" as the lot description reads. This is what you need to know to find out if any of your old Harry Potter books are now worth a mint.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 20th Anniversary Edition Review
Is my Harry Potter book valuable?
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.
There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. The Harry Potter books are a children's fantasy series written by the bestselling author J. The book series follows the adventures of Harry Potter during his time spent at Hogwarts School and his faceoffs against the dark wizard Voldemort. The Harry Potter first edition covers are available on eBay and are instantly recognizable by fans of the book series and viewed as collector's items. Different countries had different publishers for the Harry Potter series. In the UK, first editions were initially published by Bloomsbury Publishing company. The Harry Potter UK first editions have a basic and streamlined picture on the cover and one main color.
Harry Potter was one of the best selling book series in the world, and now those old copies could be worth something. So could your Harry Potter books be worth the same kind of money? Printed in , the book is set to go to auction on Thursday 30 May. If you want to bid on the rare edition of the book, you can head to Forums Auctions. The Harry Potter books are currently still in print, which means that your old copies will need to have something different about them to make them valuable. A signed copy of a book is always worth something. Published in in small numbers, Rowling was still a budding author and not yet a worldwide superstar.
What to Read Next
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Book Club Edition book Collecting
Rowling is obviously best known as the author of the Harry Potter stories. 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. Rowling has changed the face of publishing, book-selling and indeed reading for millions of people. Nobody is free from the appeal of Harry Potter; from the children the books were originally aimed at to the multitudes of adults craving a little bit more magic that can be seen totally absorbed on the tube in the morning or queuing outside cinemas for the next film installment. 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 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. 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.