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. With the early printings there are two states of the binding that have been found on the first through the sixth printings. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. The lowest figure in the print line indicates the printing. They are usually a bit beat up, but they are quite affordable and appear on eBay occasionally.
This is a labor of love and a one woman show. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. I have a question, though… At which printing did the dust jackets change? The second set of numbers indicates what year the book was published, once again indicated by the lowest number in the set. Its in pretty good condition — clean pages but minor bends to hardback corners. Hi Laura, You may indeed have gotten an awesome deal.
The number line below is for the first Celebratory edition. Ages 8-13 -- Karin Snelson, Amazon. What details did Rowling provide that made that character come alive in your mind in all his or her complexity? In a way, the project became a tribute to both Harry Potter and the literary classics. They are not terribly collectible, but are lots of fun to read. The special anniversary cover of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone depicts 11-year-old Harry looking into the Mirror of Erised, which Harry comes across in his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and learns that the mirror shows you what you most desire.
I am wondering about its value? Everything changes when Harry attends a school for wizards and discovers who he is; he is drawn into a mystical world. The spine of the book under the dust jacket is maroon and the rest of it is black. But soon he becomes involved in a life-threatening struggle against the forces of darkness, and finds himself fighting for survival against those who would rather see him dead before he can come into his full powers. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the. Even odors can diminish the value musty, mildewy, smokey. Is this a first edition or does the 'year 1' on the spine denote a later print? The first printing was so large that it was likely printed simultaneously in multiple printing plants.
All purchases made through these links, help to keep Indie stores alive. One school of thought is that the press runs were so large for Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows that they will never be scarce — so nobody is paying much attention to where it was printed. I had heard that Scholastic planned on printing the Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire in successive Novembers. So you have what some consider to be a later printing of the first edition. Best advice is to take it to a book dealer who specializes in collectible editions and have them give you an appraisal. I cannot find any information on the internet about anyone who has a book like this.
But the inside print run confuses me. It is printed at the same period as the first retail issue and has the Guardian blurb on the back cover and on the printed boards. It states that the first printing will be 30,000 copies. If for any reason your order is not available to ship, you will not be charged. Over 300 million copies of the Harry Potter series have been sold world wide. If no year is present on the dust jacket, neither should the book spine have a year displayed.
People aren't really after books like that. This book has pages that are out of order. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous. Book club editions are notorious for including the full number line on the copyright page, and they include the year on the spine. Did you learn more about the character from their words, their appearance, or their actions? My Sorcerer's Stone is worthless because it is in horrible condition pages fallen out, yellowing, water stains, missing dust jacket, mangled spine , but to be fair, I didn't know that it was going to be famous when I first read it the first 15 times.
So this means 94th printing, in 2016? This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave children clamouring for a sequel. 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. Hi Rob, It looks like you have a 7th printing — also known as an early printing. These numbers indicate the print run. Many sellers sell Ted Smart and Large Print Editions without clearly identifying them as the less valuable volumes, so make certain you get clarification from them if you have any questions whatsoever. I have not been able to find any information about it anywhere else.
So I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that you might actually have a book club edition. Can you think of other books written in this way? There's not always a logic to it honestly. Can you find other instances in the story where Harry's actions lead to quite opposite results from what is expected? He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoilt, pig-like cousin Dudley. Their task is made even more difficult as they cannot convince their superiors of the impending danger. Disclaimer: This website is intended to help guide you and give you insight into what to look for when identifying first editions. Hi Jessica, It sounds like you may actually have a book club edition. Please make sure you are aware that the higher numbers listed here come from the publisher, Bloomsbury Books, and should be accurate.
All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Rowling's phenomenally best-selling series, will be released in a special anniversary edition on September 23, 2008. These later printings are worth very little. The collection, which will also be released in September as a boxed set, will offer new readers just reaching the age to begin the series a glimpse of J. Fifteen years after the first U.