Uncommon First-Version ‘Harry Potter’ Guide With Typos Goes On Public sale From $250K

Picture through Christie’s


A uncommon first-edition Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone is now on public sale at Christie’s ‘The Artwork of Literature: Mortgage and Promoting’ exhibit. Bidding for this guide begins at £200,000 (USD $250,000). 


This explicit guide was in circulation in 1997 and was a part of the primary 500 that have been printed. 200 of these copies are hardback variations that home typo errors which can be extremely wanted by collectors. The remaining 300 have been despatched to libraries. 


In keeping with Reuters, the copy on public sale accommodates a typo, “philosphers”, on the again cowl. On web page 53, there may be one other error: “one wand” was repeated twice.  


This copy was additionally signed by the creator J.Okay. Rowling, which has bumped its value up even additional.


The final first-edition Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone that went on public sale was offered for USD$471,000. Heritage Auctions, which was behind that sale, cited it as the most costly revealed Twentieth-century fiction guide to be offered.




[via Hypebeast and Reuters, cover image via Christie’s]

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