I'd take it to someone who can evaluate it — your local bookseller may know who specializes in this, so ask around. Also just a side note, it is misprinted too. So…How do you tell whether your copy, which may look very similar to the one pictured above, is really a valuable first edition? 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. You have a 7th printing, according to your number line not a first printing. The list told him to take one wand twice. People aren't really after books like that.
Hi Dee, It looks like you have a 23rd printing, published in 1999. Auctioneers at Bonhams sold a set of first editions of the Harry Potter books in 2005 for £14,400, and sold copies of The Philosopher's Stone for £9,000 in 2007. Later copies of the novel corrected the error. They are all in original dust covers and in excellent condition, untouched, never read. If you're trying to sell the book, then you're at the whim of the market and what people are willing to pay on any given day. Any ideas on how to figure out how much this one is worth? This may not guarantee value but it will mean that the book is at least an early edition. For the other titles, it is only the first hardback edition with the dust jacket that have collectable value.
The first state listed the copyright to Joanne Rowling, rather than J. I understand that the jacket could have been switched somewhere in the books life, I am just curious what edition the book and jacket are. By the time Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was written there quite a Harry Potter following, and the initial print run was 1 million copies. Another thought is the possibility that one printing press may have produced very few books, and that fact could make one printing plant number more collectible and more valuable than another. It has has section of pages that are missing and a section of pages that are printed twice. Only an expert can truly identify the value of a Harry Potter first edition.
I was just wondering if it'd be worth anything at all. I have one that's confusing me. This does not make a difference — there is no precedence for any of the individual printers, and no difference in collectible value between the copies, as all of them hit stores at the same time. Book Covers copyright © Bloomsbury Publishing. Even odors can diminish the value musty, mildewy, smokey. Because library books receive so much wear and tear we are left with only 200 copies in potentially fine collectable condition, and these rarely appear on the market. The truth, however, is that there are two errors on the back cover of both the hardcover and paperback first printings.
After the Goblet of Fire , these signing events have become increasingly scarce. First American edition, October 1998; Printed in the U. If your book meets all these requirements then congratulations, you have a first edition! All early printings of this title have the same copyright statement. Rowling is one of the authors that I heavily collect. If you would like to email photographs, including the covers, title pages, and copyright information, to we can let you know what we would offer you for the books, but we cannot give a formal valuation.
After leaving service, they are sold in library sales or removed while libraries are being updated. Information on the spine should appear in gold lettering. It has brought up the question about first editions again. The very first books printed had a review from a British publication, The Guardian, on the back of the dust jacket. However, some people will either knowingly or unknowingly try to sell these later printings as the more valuable First Editions. There is also dropped text in this state, but the copyright alone will indicate it is a first state. Still a good amount but a far cry from the what the true firsts can achieve.
The latest date listed in the copyright information must be 1997. If it does have the number 1 present, someone has put a newer book inside and older dust jacket. There is also a condition known as a state, whereby something about the book or dust jacket was changed during a print run. These numbers indicate the print run. It is not leather bound, but has a special dust jacket with more GrandPré artwork on it depicting Grimmauld Place and comes housed in a nice slip case.
The only value is in sentimental value. How would I go about selling them? They are in excellent condition. I was really hoping to get some feedback. Rowling and does not say year one. Whilst many sellers will list the Celebratory edition seen left, below as a first edition, it is only a first edition of that specific type. Signed copies are always worth more. Deluxe first edition first printings can be picked up cheaply.