How to tell if your old copy of Harry Potter is worth up to £40, | The IndependentThe main characteristics of a first edition first issue are a print line that reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and the crediting of "Joanne Rowling", not JK. Prices for later editions in good condition are in three figures. In , JK Rowling was still a jobbing author rather than a worldwide superstar richer than the Queen, so there are a reasonable number of signed first editions available from her book tour signings. Deluxe editions can be priced in four figures if signed. First edition first printings will have the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a block of misaligned text on page seven. Opinions about the number of copies printed before the errors were spotted vary greatly — however, it seems that only a small number came off the press which greatly enhances its value.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets House Editions
Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in , many publishers have created new editions of each book with new cover art provided by various illustrators. Bloomsbury is the British publication that has created both adult and children's covers. The adult edition usually depicts an object or place that plays a key part in the plot while the children's one features a major event in the book. Bloomsbury have commissioned many illustrators to design the cover. In , they had woodcut artist Andrew Davidson create new cover art for the paperback adult edition. Other artists commissioned by Bloomsbury to create full set of covers include Clare Melinsky and Jonny Duddle.
Real talk: I love the new covers. I even like the new title font. These covers remind me a bit of The Magic Tree House books. For a quick refresher course, here are the other new covers that recently came out from Scholastic. I love these covers, too. I cannot decide which set is more gorgeous.
The concepts of family, friendship and good triumphing over evil are universal enough, that being contained within a British private boarding school is not enough to alienate the international audiences. Once the films became successful, this number increased exponentially. The results of these are often Potato Head. The Albanian cover of the first book goes for a different approach. In this imaginary book, Harry must defeat Matthias the mouse in a game of Chess in order to save his world from destruction.