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Conjure up Cash with a Typo in your Copy of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’

Do you own a 1st edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? If you do, you might want to check it for errors.

The copy could be worth £20,000, or $26,000!

These errors include:

The repetition on page 53 of ‘1 wand’ in the list of equipment that students must take with them to Hogwarts at the beginning of year. Only one of 500 hardback copies contain this error.


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Or the most valuable:

The first impression of the hardback, which must carry the number sequence 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the reverse of the title-page.

A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale in London on November 9th. The copy, described as being in excellent condition, is estimated at £15,000-20,000.

Would you sell your first edition copy?



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