The print run is determined by a line of numbers usually consecutive and descending on the copyright page. 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. They are Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You'll want to check the size of the book and make sure it's not a book club edition which lacks the 2d barcode on the back cover. First Edition Points and Criteria for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone U. You have a 7th printing, according to your number line not a first printing. She signed copies of the book that night for 1,700 people who won exclusive tickets to the event.
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. The latest date listed in the copyright information must be 1997. I would be really greatful of any help as I've looked for ages to find some info but I'm no good with this stuff! If you find one in the attic, then you've hit the jackpot. Bloomsbury Publishing use a reverse number system to identify when a book was printed. I'm not interested in the books just the case to house them in. Any information published on this website or by this brand is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.
First off--how would I authenticate the signature? As seen below, the book is a first edition i. Any yes I did write my name and phone number inside on the first page. There are now several editions of the soft cover books out. The 6 Americans signed are worth a whole lot more especially if the sigs are genuine documentation is almost essential but as always check Ebay and Abebooks there may be a madman charging a King's ransom for a third edition which is basically a reprint --third editions are unimpressive--'come and look at my collection of third editions' is not a grat chat up line. The writing has been compared to that of Jane Austen, one of Rowling's favourite authors, or Roald Dahl, whose works dominated children's stories before the appearance of Harry Potter, and of the Ancient Greek story-teller Homer. My name is Claudia and I'm in search of information regarding appraising my J K Rowling Harry Potter book collection. The very first books printed had a review from a British publication, The Guardian, on the back of the dust jacket.
On the other hand there are a finite number out there, condition is king and hope spring's eternal. There are several variations of J. The order of the numberline is important, because the Book Club Editions have a numberline that reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. Hi Laura, I have seven Harry potter special edition, hard back, signed books.
Rowling we're talking a few thousand. As a complete first set of deluxe first impressions are they worth much? Unfortunately, there are no rules regulating this. Phoenix and Half Blood are both first editions. Can you tell me what edition and printing I have? It does have the purple stamped diamonds and red cloth binding with gold letters on it. I cannot find any information on the internet about anyone who has a book like this. Thanks everyone for continuing to be interested! It's time to call your mom to dig through the basement boxes! The first three books in the series seem to have come out of a single printing plant. Quite a lot --actors and illustrators don't add that much but they do help--sounds like an Australian edition however--any mention of Australia on the back of the title page? Does this make it worth something? There were 200 soft cover and 300 hardback books printed at the same time.
Although there are other differences, this quote alone will distinguish the first state. I also have a copy off the paperback version print number 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 but it's in poor condition and has a name written on the title page. Everyone who is thinking about collecting books should know how to interpret this number. If your number looks like this: 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2, then the print run is 2 2d printing The second set of numbers in the string indicate the year your particular book was published. This edition was in fact printed three years after the original 1997 first edition. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. The Omnia copies may be a bit more valuable since there are fewer of them.
Also says inside that the editions were produced for The Book People. Only 500 copies were bound this way, and 300 of those were sent to libraries. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Its the Philosopher's Stone - Ted Smart edition - printed boards, dust cover, print run 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Can someone idiot-proof this for me please? Copyright Text Joanne Rowling 1997.
It says it is published in 1997 and printed and bound in Australia. If it is a later edition or the paperback version, it will not be of significant worth- at best, a modest second hand book worth of a two-figure amount. They are in excellent condition. It's Paperback and in Excellent shape. Unfortunately, as this copy is a later printing from a different publisher it does not. Of course it should have the Wendy Cooling quote on the bottom of the cover in the black area.
Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Issued simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback, the copyright page for both books are identical. The philosophers stone is a tenth edition, the chamber of secrets is seventh edition and The prisoner of Azkaban is a tenth edition. Its mint condition, but I imagine its worth an awful lot less than I actually paid for it five years ago! Celebratory Editions which have been released with each movie have foil stars on their covers. The only thing I could find on Abebooks. This is what the whole back of the title page should look like: 4.