Is My Harry Potter Book First Edition?

Yes, in order to have a first edition of any of the Harry Potter books they must be published by Bloomsbury in the year of original release and have a number line counting down to one.

But generally only the first three in the series have much collectible value, as so many copies were printed of the later books.

How can you tell if a Harry Potter book is a first edition?

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How much are 1st edition Harry Potter books worth?

Prices for first edition first printings go up to around $6,500 with a fair selection between $4,000 and $5,000 – many signed by the author – although cheaper copies can be found.

How do I know what printing my Harry Potter book is?

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How many first edition Harry Potter books are there?

Book 1 (US) – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

US first editions will have the number line of “1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 8 9/9 0/0 01 02,” on the copyright page along with “Printed in the U.S.A.23” and “First American edition, October 1998”. Prices for later editions in good condition are three figures.

How can you tell if a book is a first edition UK?

Identifying the First Edition of a Book

Another common method of identification is the number line – that’s a line of numbers on the copyright page. Usually, if a one is present in the line then it’s a first edition.

Are Harry Potter books valuable?

In general, the most valuable edition is an early version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The hardback version is worth the most money, but only if it has an image of a train on the cover next to Harry.

Which Harry Potter books are the most valuable?

The top 10 most expensive Harry Potter books sold by AbeBooks are:

  • $37,000. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
  • $4,250. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  • $4,200. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • $4,000. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  • $3,000. Set of Harry Potter Books (1 to 5)
  • $2,995.
  • $2,640.
  • $2,000.

Which is the best Harry Potter book?

All Seven Harry Potter Books, Ranked

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. By J.K. Rowling.
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. By J.K. Rowling.
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. By J.K. Rowling.
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

What is JK Rowling worth?

Following this, she went on to entertain the world with her set of magical stories. As of 2019, J.K Rowling’s net worth is roughly $1 billion.

What is the difference between first edition and first printing?

A first edition is the first printing of a book. It’s true that a first edition may have one or more printings and that a second edition will normally be noted only if there are actual changes, usually major, in the text. But for a collector, a first printing is the only true first edition.

What makes a book a first edition?

In the simplest terms, a first edition is the first commercially distributed version of a book. For the purposes of modern collectible books, first edition is shorthand for the first printing of the first edition of a work. First editions are prized because they are as close as a reader can get to the source.

How do you know when a book was printed?

Look at the title page to see if you can find a date. On some books, usually newer ones, you can find a printing date right underneath the title. Flip through the book to see if you can find a date listed anywhere inside the book, especially printed on the bottom of the pages.