The movies, Rowling's high profile, and her non-Potter novels , , , and have kept interest alive. With this maneuver, the forger is able to present a counterfeit hardcover first printing. The lettering should be crisp and clear no flaking. It must first of all be printed no later than 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing, and be in first hardcover format. And then from there it's printed back in order.
Because I've seen other books, where the background of the bar code is just plain white. They are usually a bit beat up, but they are quite affordable and appear on eBay occasionally. However, second printings can be picked up for three figures. As for the the note your parents wrote in the book — usually collectors aren't overly concerned with inscriptions when they're on the inside cover or even first end sheet page — that colorful page before you get to the title page, et al. The second set of numbers indicates what year the book was published, once again indicated by the lowest number in the set. Uncorrected Proof written on back cover.
Just not this beautiful copy I have sitting in front of me. However, there is always the exception to every rule, and we are always glad to be proved wrong! If what you have isn't a book club edition and you can figure out the correct printing number, and it turns out to be quite low it can still be worth some money. It does look, based on the number line, that you have a 2nd printing. So this means 94th printing, in 2016? It usually takes decades for a book to become collectible and gain significant value on the rare book market. If you find one in the attic, then you've hit the jackpot.
All it says is text copyright 1997 by j. Does anyone have any information on this book? The latest date listed in the copyright information must be 1997. In bygone days when he answered to his birth name, Tom is known as school prefect, Head Boy, and winner of the Award for Special Services to the School. Books that are signed by the stars of the film franchise really add no to very little value to the book. What printing is it and what would you say it's worth? A 37 First American Edition October 1998 If you could shed any interesting light on my book it'd be great.
Here's a link to the listings on abebooks for paperback, first editions of Harry Potter titles: It looks like you have a first printing of the paperback version? Hi Laura, I have seven Harry potter special edition, hard back, signed books. I'm a design geek, an art history geek, and a lover of books. I have not been able to find any information about it anywhere else. Book Number: 1130690285 Year Published: 2003 Publisher: Bloomsbury Book Condition: Fine Rowling Description: Published in London by Bloomsbury in 1999. Paperbacks, unless signed or uncorrected proofs, rarely have a high value. I'd take it to someone who can evaluate it — your local bookseller may know who specializes in this, so ask around. Number sequence on copyright page reads 1.
Also I recently picked up a Prisoner of Azkaban hard cover. There is a reproduction of a signed original pen and ink drawing of Harry Potter by the author which does not a. How would I go about selling them? This means that the information presented here may not always be 100% accurate. It was released concurrently with the hardback edition and only 200 copies were in the first printing. If your number string looks like this: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 03 04 05 06 07, look at the string starting with 03 04 05… This indicates that your book was published in 03 or 2003. Hi Rob, It looks like you have a 7th printing — also known as an early printing.
Has the purple diamond and red cloth hard cover too. Paperback collecting is a niche for those interested in the long game. This is what the whole back of the title page should look like: 4. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. That will give you an idea of value.
A quick search will give you an idea of current availability and values. In the case of this first printing, may you always judge this book by its back cover. All are bloomsbury and hardcover with dj, except the first which is an ex-library pb. The spine of the book under the dust jacket is maroon and the rest of it is black. Can someone idiot-proof this for me please? We will also tell you what to look for when reviewing a signed Harry Potter book from the author, J. Boards are green with an embossed diamond pattern, and a yellow cloth spine with metallic red lettering. Hi, I have the first Harry potter book, bought in England, printed by Bloomsbury.
I know it is a book club edition, red hard cover with gold printing, 3rd edition isbn and dust cover spine and back. The print run for the first edition of all of the last four titles was very large, and as a result, even first edition copies in the dust jackets in fine condition are fairly commonly found, and not presently of high value. The binding is actually upside down or backwards compared the the book itself. Flag Abuse Flagging a post will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. Published on July 21, 2007 with over 11 million copies sold in the first 24 hours alone, the market was absolutely flooded with the finale of the series making most of them lacking in value. This book has pages that are out of order. The first state of this book is far more collectible than either of the other states.