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Rowling, J. K.

J. K. Rowling is the author of the best-selling Harry Potter series, and famous for her rapid rise from struggling single mother to multi-millionaire. Her first book was published in the UK in 1997 as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and in the United States as The Sorcerer’s Stone. The print run of the true first edition was very small – only about two thousand copies, of which 500 were hardcover and the rest paperback. Most were sent to libraries where they received a great deal of wear and tear, meaning that copies in collectible condition are scarce and highly collectible. Between 1998 and 2007 Rowling published six additional books in the series, but unsigned copies of only the first three are particularly valuable, as the latter books were printed in the millions and are easily obtainable. Rowling has also published several short supplementary volumes for charity.

Read our blog post to see if yourHarry Potter book is valuable.

J. K. Rowling is the author of the best-selling Harry Potter series, and famous for her rapid rise from struggling single mother to multi-millionaire. Her first book was published in the UK in 1997 as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and in the United States as The Sorcerer’s Stone. The print run of the true first edition was very small – only about two thousand copies, of which 500 were hardcover and the rest paperback. Most were sent to libraries where they received a great deal of wear and tear, meaning that copies in collectible condition are scarce and highly collectible. Between 1998 and 2007 Rowling published six additional books in the series, but unsigned copies of only the first three are particularly valuable, as the latter books were printed in the millions and are easily obtainable. Rowling has also published several short supplementary volumes for charity.

Read our blog post to see if yourHarry Potter book is valuable.

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  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £20000

    Uncorrected proof copy inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, “and for Norma, my chauffeur and all round helper, J. K. Rowling”. Read more

  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. [Together with:] The Chamber of Secrets.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. [Together with:] The Chamber of Secrets. 1997–8

    £5000

    Philosopher’s Stone is a sixteenth printing, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, “To Simon, who looks like a budding actor to me (excellent Piers!!) J. K. Rowling”. Chamber of secrets is a first edition, first impression and inscribed by the author on the … Read more

  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £9500

    First edition, first impression, with all the requisite points: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, copyright Joanne Rowling, and the repeated “1 wand” on the list of equipment on p. 53. The first and scarcest of the Harry Potter books. With tickets to the Scottish Gala … Read more

  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £3000

    First edition, first impression, paperback issue, one of 5,150 copies. With all the requisite points of first printing: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, and the list of equipment on p. 53 with “1 wand” appearing twice in the list. Read more

  5. Complete set of Harry Potter. Comprising: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Complete set of Harry Potter. Comprising: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 1998–2007

    £9750

    First editions, first impressions of the Order of the Phoenix, the Half Blood Prince and the Deathly Hallows, reprints of the Philosopher’s Stone, the Chamber of Secrets, the Prisoner of Azkaban and the Goblet of Fire. Each volume signed on the title page by Rowling, … Read more

  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1998

    £1000

    Reissue with new wrappers designed for adult readers, originally published in the same year. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “To Eva with lots & lots of love from Jo (also known as J. K. Rowling)”. Read more

  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1998

    £1000

    First paperback printing. Inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, “To Jenny, best wishes, J. K. Rowling”. Read more

  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Uncorrected Proof Copy.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Uncorrected Proof Copy. 1999

    £7500

    Uncorrected proof copy, first state, one of 150 copies. Inscribed by the author on the blank dedication leaf, “to Norma! with many thanks, J. K. Rowling”. Rowling has also circled the printed word “dedication” and drawn an arrow from it to the inscription. Read more

  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 1999

    £2000

    First edition, second issue without the dropped line of text. Inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, “To Ed – hope you like this one as much! Jo (J. K. Rowling)”. Read more

  10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 1999

    £4500

    First Deluxe edition, first impression. Inscribed on the dedication page by the author “To Mark, Happy 8th Birthday! With love from, Jo, (J. K. Rowling) (but really from Thomas, Daragh, Catriona, Deidre & Gerry!)”. This was the first of the deluxe editions to be published … Read more

  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 1999

    £200

    First edition, third issue. Read more

  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1999

    £2000

    First deluxe edition, first impression. Signed by J. K. Rowling on the half-title. With a certificate of authenticity laid-in. Read more

  13. [Complete set of the Harry Potter collector’s edition deluxe.] Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; the Chamber of Secrets; the Prisoner of Azkaban; the Goblet of Fire; the Order of the Phoenix; the Half-Blood Prince; the Deathly Hallows.
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    [Complete set of the Harry Potter collector’s edition deluxe.] Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; the Chamber of Secrets; the Prisoner of Azkaban; the Goblet of Fire; the Order of the Phoenix; the Half-Blood Prince; the Deathly Hallows. 1999–2007

    £2500

    First deluxe editions, first impressions. Read more

  14. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 2000

    £2500

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, “To the ever-wonderful Eva, with lots of love & hoping you really enjoy the upcoming BREAK! Jo – aka J. K. Rowling”. Read more

  15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Edition Deluxe.
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Edition Deluxe. 2000

    £48

    First Deluxe edition, first impression. Read more

  16. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 2000

    £2000

    First deluxe edition, first impression. Signed by J. K. Rowling on the title page. Read more

  17. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
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    Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. 2000

    £1250

    First edition, first impression. Signed by J. K. Rowling on the dedication page. Read more

  18. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 2000

    £1250

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the dedication leaf. With the golden ticket invitation for the signing loosely inserted. Read more

  19. Quidditch Through the Ages.
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    (ROWLING, J. K.) WHISP, Kennilworthy.

    Quidditch Through the Ages. 2001

    £1500

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Aaron with best wishes J. K. Rowling. P. S. I support Puddlemere United, what about you?”. Read more

  20. Quidditch Through the Ages [together with] Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.
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    Quidditch Through the Ages [together with] Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. 2001

    £3750

    First editions, first impressions. Each title inscribed by J. K. Rowling. Read more

  21. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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    (ROWLING, J. K.) SCAMANDER, Newt.

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 2001

    £1500

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Joanna with very best wishes J. K. Rowling X”. Read more

  22. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (The Essential Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Children’s 3 Book Reading Kit.)
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (The Essential Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Children’s 3 Book Reading Kit.) 2003

    £180

    Three first editions, first impressions. Read more

  23. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 2003

    £2750

    First edition, first impression. Signed by J. K. Rowling on the title page. Read more

  24. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Edition Deluxe.
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Edition Deluxe. October 2003

    £50

    First Deluxe edition, first impression. Read more

  25. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 2005

    £2750

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. With an invitation/bookmark for the launch of the book at Edinburgh Castle, 15 July 2005. Read more

  26. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 2007

    £2250

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed to Charlie by J. K. Rowling on the title page. Read more

  27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 2007

    £3000

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page “To Courtney, J. K. Rowling”. Read more

  28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Deluxe edition.
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Deluxe edition. 2007

    £60

    First Deluxe Edition, first impression. Read more

  29. Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue for The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. 2007

    £1500

    First edition, only printing. Signed by J. K. Rowling on the front free endpaper: “To Claudia, J. K. Rowling.” Rowling wrote and illustrated six manuscript copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which were finely bound and presented to people who had been important … Read more

  30. The Casual Vacancy.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    The Casual Vacancy. 2012

    £250

    First edition, first impression. Signed on the title page by Rowling, together with the hologram of authenticity to the verso of the half-title. The first adult novel by J. K. Rowling. Read more

  31. The Cuckoo’s Calling.
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    [ROWLING, J. K.] GALBRAITH, Robert.

    The Cuckoo’s Calling. 2013

    £3000

    First edition, first impression of Rowling’s first pseudonymous novel, and signed on the title page as Galbraith. The first printing of the first edition ran to at least 1,500 copies, with a cover which features a quote from Val McDermid, while the back cover has … Read more

  32. The Cuckoo’s Calling.
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    (ROWLING, J. K.) GALBRAITH, Robert

    The Cuckoo’s Calling. 2013

    £750

    First edition, first impression. The first printing of the first edition ran to at least 1,500 copies, with a cover which features a quote from Val McDermid, while the back cover has quotes from Mark Billingham and Alex Gray. The copyright page does not have … Read more

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