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The first edition of “Harry Potter” from 1997 with spelling errors was bought at the auction

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun25,2024

The first edition of < /p> "Harry Potter"/Lyon and Turnbull

The book by the English writer Joan Rowling “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” was sold at auction for 45 thousand pounds (about $53 thousand euros). The uniqueness of the edition lies in the author's typographical errors.

The successful completion of the auction in Scotland was announced by the Lyon and Turnbull auction house.

The book was one of 500 copies in the first edition of the series editions about the adventures of a boy wizard and his friends at Hogwarts School of Magic. The first edition of the book was printed in 1997. The publishers were not sure that the series would be popular and therefore released only a small number of copies.

Among the peculiarities of this edition: a spelling error in the word “Philosopher's” on one of the covers, as well as a repetition of the phrase “1 wand” on page 53. The final value of the lot justified the assessment of experts who predicted that it would be sold for 40-60 thousand pounds. The previous owner bought this unique book in a London bookstore about 20 years ago.

< p class="quote">The first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an extremely rare book to find in any condition, but a book in such excellent condition is the jewel in the crown of any Harry Potter collector, said the head of books and the Lyon and Turnbull manuscripts by Katie Marsden.

In addition to this book, the first edition of the novel “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was sold at auction for 7.5 thousand pounds (8.9 thousand euros), and the novel “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” with Rowling's note addressed to the previous owner.

Among the other lots, there was a first edition edition of the novel about the British intelligence agent James Bond “Casino Royale” with a gift inscription by the author Ian Fleming.


Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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