J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince First Edition 1st Impression Published This is the rare misprint that states “eleven “outstanding” O.W.L.s.and season episode can
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. 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. Only copies were bound this way, and of those were sent to libraries.
Bought for my son who is reading the series, read myself when it came out, he was half way through order of the phoenix so I picked it up, 12 years and a movie version later, I took the time to enjoy it, not racing to the next revelation, just perfect story telling, I have since read The deathly hallows, which I was underwhelmed by at the time, 10 years later reading them back to back I would rate both 10 out of Verified purchase: Yes Condition: pre-owned Sold by: awesomebooksuk. The price is good but the condition could have been better. Over all, if I had seen it in person, I probably would have given it a pass. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: pre-owned Sold by: worldofbooks Product says good condition didnt expect a book in mint condition but one with pen marks all over it and very dented i woudnt say it was good condition.
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The 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 Half-Blood Prince (Misprint on p99)
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