How much are hardcover Harry Potter books worth?

How much are hardcover Harry Potter books worth?

Most valuable Harry Potter books

HARRY POTTER BOOK VALUE
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone $35,000 to $55,000
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $4,000 to $6,500
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Up to $9,000
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $1,500 to $12,000

How do I know if my Harry Potter book is a first edition?

Yes, in order to have a first edition of any of the Harry Potter books they must be published by Bloomsbury in the year of original release and have a number line counting down to one. But generally only the first three in the series have much collectible value, as so many copies were printed of the later books.

What is the rarest first edition book?

10 of the Most Rare Books of All Time

  • The Gutenberg Bible.
  • The Birds of America.
  • The Codex of Leicester.
  • Don Quixote.
  • Tamerlane and Other Poems.
  • Ptolemy’s Geographia Cosmographia.
  • On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres.
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

What does a first edition book mean?

What is a first edition book? A first edition is a book that has been printed and distributed for the first time.

What is so special about a first edition book?

Book collectors value first editions because it’s the closest one can get to the author’s intent. The author is usually more invested and involved in the first printing process because it’s the first time their work is born and introduced to the world.

How can you tell a first edition Stephen King book?

The early Doubleday books all say “First Edition” explicitly on the copyright page (CP). There are other identifiers for these books as well. “2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3”. Trim size is given because Book Club editions are often smaller than trade editions.

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