Harry Potter Bibliography - JK Rowling

A Collectors Reference Guide

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

First Trade Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, June 1997 (500copies)
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Hardcover with illustrated laminated boards
Not issued with dust wrapper (later editions did have jacket)

First Collectors De Luxe Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, November 1999 (12,000 copies)
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Please note: The figures for the De Luxe print runs are the correct figures
They are not the usual incorrect figures so often repeated !

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

First Trade Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, July 1998 (10,000 copies approx)
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

First Collectors De Luxe Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, November 1999 (17,000 copies)
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

First Trade Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, July 1998 (5,000 copies approx)
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
First State
'Joanne Rowling' verso to title page, text misaligned on page 7
Second State
'J.K. Rowling verso to title page
Third State
'J.K. Rowling verso to title page, printer's name omitted, adverts at rear

First Collectors De Luxe Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, July 1999 (7,000 copies)
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

First Trade Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, July 2000
States 'First Edition'
There is much talk of the mistakes in this book but they are not
issue points as they are present in every first edition.

First Collectors De Luxe Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, October 2000 (35,000 copies)
States 'First Edition'

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

First Trade Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, June 2003
States 'First Edition'

First Collectors De Luxe Edition
Published by Bloomsbury (? copies)
States 'First Edition', also stated on sticker outside shrink wrap cover

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

First Trade Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, July 2005 (? copies approx)
Printers Key not applicable, states First Edition on copyright page
Also issued simultaneously, an adult cover edition

First Collectors De Luxe Edition
Published by Bloomsbury, October 2005

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The publishing phenomenon which is Harry Potter stretches, so far, to only five main novels.
The success achieved by JK Rowling is, of course, remarkable and consequently
the books have become hugely collectable.

"Is my book a first edition" "How do I tell what edition I have" "Is it valuable"
Just some of the often asked questions we hope this bibliography will solve.

We have produced an in-depth guide which will help you identify the status of your book
All the issue points are accounted for to enable accurate identification of edition and impression
We hope you find them both useful and informative. If you are looking to buy or sell such books then our rare book dealers section may be of some assistance.

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