With the release of the latest in the wizarding world?s saga, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, you?ve probably had already brought out and dusted off your collection for rereading. Well if you happen to own the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher?s Stone, consider taking it out now and turning to Page 53.
Look for the list of required ?Other Equipment? school supplies that Harry needs to buy before the Hogwarts school year starts and check if 1 wand was listed twice.
This one book of only 500 hard back copies of this first edition printed, is expected to fetch a good price at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale in London on November 9. The copy of J.K. Rowling?s very first novel about the boy who lived was described as being in exceptionally mint condition. It is estimated to reach ?15,000-20,000 (about $34,000) when it goes on sale.
Matthew Haley, head of Bonhams? Books and Manuscripts said, ?This copy is in excellent condition ? one of the very best I’ve seen ? and we’re expecting a lot of interest.
Strong market for collectors
?As the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has a special place in the affections of the millions of readers across the world and the proof reading error about the wand in the first edition has, of course, become a treasured piece of Harry Potter arcana.
?Like most enduring books aimed at younger readers, the Harry Potter books also have wide appeal to adults and there is a strong market among collectors for first editions.
The typo error was removed in subsequent editions. Harry Potter and The Philosopher?s Stone was first published in June 30, 1997 by Bloomsbury. The beloved series has sold over 400 million copies worldwide.
There is no info available about the owner of the book.