Harry Potter - WikipediaT he Harry Potter series only began in and yet J. Rowling's books have become highly collectible. It usually takes decades for a book to become collectible and gain significant value on the rare book market. Do you have a valuable Harry Potter gathering dust under your bed? Demand for collectible Harry Potters has not decreased even though the last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was published in One simple guideline to collecting Potter books: anything signed by JK Rowling has significant financial value. A book signed by one of the illustrators is much less valuable.
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A Guide to Collecting Harry Potter Books
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard , Harry Potter , and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley , all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort , a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles non-magical people. Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , on 26 June , the books have found immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. They have attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers and are often considered cornerstones of modern young adult literature.
First editions of the title have commanded even higher prices. A copy that belonged to J. The owner, who wants to remain anonymous, says the book is one of a bunch she bought about 20 years ago for a vacation reading spree. It languished half-forgotten in a closet until, wanting money for a bathroom remodel, she decided to see if any of her books was valuable. Spencer frequently receives calls and emails from people who believe they own a first edition Harry Potter book, according to Jill Gallone, head of media at Hansons Auctioneers.
Have you ever wondered how to tell if your Harry Potter book is rare and worth a lot of money? Well, this section on MuggleNet will explain all the intricacies associated with the rare Harry Potter books, from the first editions to the misprints and covers associated with each. We will also tell you what to look for when reviewing a signed Harry Potter book from the author, J. Books that are signed by the stars of the film franchise really add no to very little value to the book. Immediately after interviewing the new author, Mr. Reynolds went back to his office, skimmed through the new book, and tossed it into the trash.
The book - lot at Forum Auction - was an ex-library copy with 'bumped' corners and peeling laminate, reports the Mirror.
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But to have any real collectable value, it has to be a copy of the first edition, first impression also known as the first printing. This means the very first batch of books off the press, of which there were only a few thousand. Harry Potter first edition, softcover issue. First, what do the books look like? The first printing was bound in two different ways. The rarest is the hardback issue, with a cover of laminated boards.