So, we can’t be the only people
fitfully carefully checking our copies of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, right? Because if that typo is going to be anywhere, it will be in ours right? We’re rich now, right?
Peter Harrington Rare Books has released some advice on how to tell if you’ve got a small fortune sitting on your shelf. Or nah.
The buzz has been around finding a typo on page 53 of book one where the repitition of “1 wand” can be found.
This confirms yours is a first edition. But for first “printing” rarity you gotta tick these boxes:
“1. The publisher must be listed as Bloomsbury at the bottom of the title page;
2. The latest date listed in the copyright information must be 1997;
3. The print line on the copyright page must read “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”, ten down to one, exactly. The lowest figure in the print line indicates the printing. (For instance, if your copy has “20 19 18 17”, it is a seventeenth printing and has no collectable value);
4. The book must be printed in the UK, not Canada, Australia or anywhere else.”
So if you’ve got yourself a first edition on your hands, what better way to spend that extra cash than buying MORE BOOKS!
Take a look at these rare puppies:
James Bond doesn’t come cheap:
And the Count isn’t doing too badly for himself either:
This will put the wind in your willows (what does that even mean?):
NONE SHALL PASS (this price):
And check these beauties out! Plus they’re signed!
And that’s just ebay! Here’s a quick snapshot what you can put in your basket at Peter Harrington itself:
Not even Smaug had this much gold…
Follow the yellow brick road!
Would you pay a pile of cash for any of these books? Tweet us @maximumpopbooks
And you can read more on the Peter Harrington blog, right here!
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