The spine of the book under the dust jacket is maroon and the rest of it is black. This book has never been read, there are no rips, marks, writing —- all pages are in original state as it has not been opened except for first page to read the codes. In the final room, Harry, now alone, finds Quirinus Quirrell, the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, who had been the one working behind the scenes to kill Harry by first jinxing his broom and then letting a troll into the school. I had heard that Scholastic planned on printing the Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire in successive Novembers. It is not leather bound, but has a special dust jacket with more GrandPré artwork on it depicting Grimmauld Place and comes housed in a nice slip case. My cover is purple with the diamond pattern with red cloth binding and gold lettering.
The book titles and covers are similar to the U. Note: There are editions that have the same full number line as the true first U. The problem is that the amusing details are much of what make Harry Potter such a special story. Harry hears from Ron about Slytherin's dark reputation which is known to house potential dark witches and wizards, and thus objects to being sorted into Slytherin despite the Hat claiming that Harry has potential to develop under that House. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.
I actually got this book at the Missouri State Fair in 1998 when Scholastic had a booth set up giving out books to kids. I usually expect to have words of criticism for some performances, but I just don't. Check Abebooks for similar editions and that will give you an idea of pricing. I just want to know if it has any kind of high value? Look out for first edition copies signed by J. However second printings can be picked up for three figures.
If he didn't expect glass he wouldn't have put his hand against the window. Although their value should increase, they will probably never be tremendously valuable. I don't have a single complaint about any of the actors, who successfully bring to life, with the aid of costume design and special effects, the many colorful characters from the book. Is this a first edition or does the 'year 1' on the spine denote a later print? The kids who play Harry's two best friends are flawless. In near fine condition with some light browning to the page edges and light fading to the spine.
Having read all four books in the series a few times each, I am overly familiar with the events in the story. You'll want to check the size of the book and make sure it's not a book club edition which lacks the 2d barcode on the back cover. K Rowling are worth more and can sell for as much as £3000. In June 1997, Bloomsbury published Philosopher's Stone with an initial print-run of 500 copies in hardback, three hundred of which were distributed to libraries. This is the front cover of the Advance Reader's Edition, which is a softcover. Many sellers sell Ted Smart and Large Print Editions without clearly identifying them as the less valuable volumes, so make certain you get clarification from them if you have any questions whatsoever.
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. It is slightly different than the first edition. I was really hoping to get some feedback. Also I recently picked up a Prisoner of Azkaban hard cover. The only other really popular children's author of the late 1990s was an American,. However, more penetrating specialist reviews such as one by Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, which pointed out the complexity, depth and consistency of the world that Rowling had attracted the attention of reviewers in major newspapers.
The book was first published in the on 26 June 1997 by. The answer, I think, is that the books portray much of Harry's anxiety in trying to succeed in school for if he's kicked out, he'll go straight back to his horrible uncle and fit in with the kids there. Also, does the author's signature help with the worth or not so much? If it does have the number 1 present, someone has put a newer book inside and older dust jacket. Rowling Illustration copyright 1998 by Mary GrandPre By arrangement with Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. . Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. When purchasing a book that has been signed by the cast, be sure to authenticate the signature to ensure it is not a fake.
Retrieved 2 March 2009 — via. We will also tell you what to look for when reviewing a signed Harry Potter book from the author, J. The first editions were printed in 1997 through 2003 and are the most collectible. What condition is the dust jacket in? References: Levin, Sharon, et al. As a first edition, it should count down 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
And so then I kind of worked backwards from that position to find out how that could be, that he wouldn't know what he was. We have no information on how many were in each state, but the first state is more desirable and seems to be much more rare. That's pretty standard…but what's throwing me off is the number string. Three days later, he awakens in the school's infirmary, where Dumbledore explains his survival against Voldemort to be owed to his mother's sacrificing her life in order for him to live, leaving a powerful protective charm on Harry that lives in his blood, burning Quirrell, who was possessed by hatred and greed. The first Australian edition was also published by Bloomsbury.