First version of Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone headed to public sale

Sotheby’s director of the division of printed books and manuscripts Dr Philip Errington poses for photographers with a primary version copy of the primary Harry Potter e book “Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone” containing annotations and illustrations by creator J.Ok. Rowling, throughout a photocall organized for the media on the public sale home’s premises in London, Monday, Might 20, 2013. The e book might be provided on the market as a part of the “First Editions, Second Ideas” public sale on Might 21, for which there are not any worth estimates out there upfront as it’s a charity sale. (G3 Field Information Photograph/Matt Dunham) Matt Dunham/G3 Field Information

First version of Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone headed to public sale

Luke Gentile

June 05, 07:00 AM June 05, 07:00 AM

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A signed first version of Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone is ready to hit the London public sale block.

The uncommon version of J.Ok. Rowling’s 1997 work will function within the Christie’s public sale titled “The Artwork of Literature.”

A mere 500 copies of the primary novel within the Harry Potter collection had been printed throughout the e book’s preliminary run, in accordance with a report. A minimum of 300 went to libraries, and the remaining had been bought.


What makes the primary version so uncommon are its defects, in accordance with the report. “Thinker” is spelled incorrectly on the again cowl, and a wand is listed twice on a Hogwarts pupil’s provide checklist, the report famous.

Nonetheless, one other essential function is the work’s title.

Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone was the e book’s unique title in the UK, however American writer Scholastic modified the title to Sorcerer’s Stone.

Scholastic reportedly believed the phrase “thinker” would deter younger individuals from shopping for the e book.

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The uncommon version will hit the public sale block July 14, and bidding is slated to start at $250,000.

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