One of the world’s first Harry Potter books is set to sell for £20,000


By Ben Turner, SWNS

One of the world’s very first Harry Potter books is set to sell for £20,000 – with a typo in JK Rowling’s name on the title page.

The uncorrected proof copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was priced at £4.50 when it was published in 1997.

It comes with a misspelling of the author’s name JK Rowling, which is given as JA Rowling on the title page.

The 224-page book, up for auction this week, is simply presented in white with a yellow horizontal stripe.

This is one of only 200 published copies of the world’s very first Harry Potter book.

On the reverse, the text reads: “This is an uncorrected proof copy and is not for sale.

“It should not be quoted without comparison with the finally revised text.

“It does not reflect the quality, page size, or thickness of the finished text.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1997 and was JK Rowling’s debut novel.

It follows 11-year-old wizard Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The book will be auctioned off with a guide price of £10,000-20,000 at Laidlaw Auctioneers in Carlisle.

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