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ROWLING, J. K.

Rare books by J. K. Rowling, including first editions and signed first edition copies of the Harry Potter Books.

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.

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  1. 123527comp
    First edition of the Chamber of Secrets, eleventh impression of Philosopher's Stone, both inscribed by the author for Iain Dallas, at a signing when he was a nine-year old-boy. He had written various spellings of his name in pencil on the title page of Philosopher's Stone: "Iain / Eoin Dallas / Ian Dallas / Ean Dallas".... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 123527

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  2. 132019
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 132019

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  3. 127280comp
    First US edition, first printing, first state dust jacket without "year 2" on the spine panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 127280

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  4. 130465
    First Braille edition, signed by the author on the front cover of each volume, with the authentication hologram to inside front cover of each. The signing and sale of this set was in aid of the Royal Blind, the Edinburgh based charity which runs The Scottish Braille Press. Rowling visited the Press in 1997, and saying that... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 130465

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  5. 127279comp
    First US edition, first printing, first state dust jacket without "year 2" on the spine panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 127279

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  6. 130830
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130830

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  7. 131569
    First edition, first impression, first state, with the requisite points: number series on the copyright page from 10 down to 1, "Joanne Rowling" as the copyright holder, and the dropped line (line 24) of text on page 7. In the second state, the dropped text is corrected, and the copyright attributed to "J. K. Rowling". It... Learn More
    £1,750

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  8. 128863comp
    First edition, sixth impression, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, "To Susan, with lots of love Jo x JK Rowling". This is a superb association: the recipient, Susan Sladden, was a close friend of Rowling's in Edinburgh who enabled her to finish the Philosopher's Stone by babysitting her daughter Jessica. After... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 128863

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  9. 132189comp
    First edition, first impression, second state with textual corrections (no priority of issue). Signed by the author on the title page, and by Cliff Wright, who designed the book's cover art, on the half-title verso. With the ticket for the signing session, in St Albans on 19 July (11 days after publication), loosely inserted.... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 132189

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  10. 132200comp
    First deluxe editions, first impressions. Signed by the author on the publisher's bookplate, pasted to the front pastedown of the Philosopher's Stone. The deluxe editions, created for the gift market, were issued out of sequence, with the third book, Prisoner of Azkaban, being the first published in this format. It was issued... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 132200

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  11. 79408comp
    First deluxe edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, "To Mark, Happy 8th Birthday! With love from, Jo, (J. K. Rowling) (but really from Thomas, Daragh, Catriona, Deidre & Gerry!)". This title was the first of the deluxe editions to be published, and was issued simultaneously with the first... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 79408

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  12. 121179
    First deluxe editions, first impressions. The deluxe editions, created for the gift market, were issued out of sequence, with the third book, Prisoner of Azkaban, being the first published in this format. It was issued simultaneously with the first trade edition in July 1999. The first two titles in the series, Philosopher's... Learn More
    £2,500

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  13. 127511
    First deluxe edition, first impression. Learn More
    £500

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  14. 130835
    First edition, first impression, first state, with the requisite points: number series on the copyright page from 10 down to 1, "Joanne Rowling" as the copyright holder, and the dropped line (line 24) of text on page 7. In the second state, the dropped text is corrected, and the copyright attributed to "J. K. Rowling". It... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130835

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  15. 130038
    First edition, first impression, first state, with the requisite points: number series on the copyright page from 10 down to 1, "Joanne Rowling" as the copyright holder, and the dropped line of text on page 7 (in the second state, the dropped text is corrected, and the copyright attributed to "J. K. Rowling"). It is generally... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130038

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  16. 131390
    First Australian edition, first printing. The Australian edition is distinguished by the presence of advertisements at the rear, the absence of a printer's name on the copyright page, and thicker paper stock. The first printing of the Australian edition was formerly accepted as the third state of the first UK edition, as... Learn More
    £250

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  17. 132192comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the dedication page, with the Golden Ticket from the signing session at Hatchards on 17 July 2000 (nine days after publication) loosely inserted. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 132192

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  18. 130593comp
    First Canadian edition, signed by the author on the half-title. Loosely inserted is a leaflet for the signing at the 21st Annual International Festival of Authors in Toronto, and a signed certificate of authenticity from the administrative director confirming that the book was signed at the event. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130593

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  19. 130903comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title, and dated 8 July 2000, the day of publication. This copy was won as a prize in a competition, and is accompanied by a hand-written note dated 11 July 2000, presenting the book to the winner. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130903

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  20. 131184comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the dedication page, with the Golden Ticket from the signing session at Harrod's loosely inserted. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 131184

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  21. 125604comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the half-title. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 125604

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  22. 127309
    First US edition, first printing. The US edition was published the same day as the UK edition. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 127309

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  23. 130345comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the dedication page, with the ticket for the signing session at Borders Books in Brighton on 18 July 2000 loosely inserted. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130345

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  24. 128864comp
    First edition, first impression, one of two dedication copies, inscribed by the author on the dedication page with an arrow from the printed dedication ("to Susan Sladden who helped Harry out of his cupboard"): "and, though we didn't want it in print, helped me out of my cupboard. With unending gratitude and equal love Jo... Learn More
    £75,000

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  25. 131863comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the dedication page, and additionally signed by the cover artist, Giles Greenfield, to the front panel of the dust jacket. Copies of this work signed by both Rowling and Greenfield are notably uncommon. This copy is the rarer variant printed at Omnia Books, Glasgow.... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 131863

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  26. 132199
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 132199

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  27. 116758
    First edition of the fifth Harry Potter novel, a sparkling example of the Chelsea Bindery's work. The Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 116758

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  28. 131292comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the publisher's promotional bookplate, specially issued for this title, as Rowling undertook fewer signings for the Half-Blood Prince than for previous book launches. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 131292

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  29. 132196comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the publisher's promotional bookplate, attached to the front free endpaper. The signed bookplate was specially issued for this title, as Rowling undertook fewer signings for the Half-Blood Prince than for previous book launches. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 132196

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  30. 123434comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page, "To Ben, with best wishes, J. K. Rowling". At the time of the publication of Half-Blood Prince, Rowling was no longer undertaking book tours, and only did one signing session at the midnight launch event. The vast majority of autographed copies... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 123434

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  31. 123432comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Charlotte, J. K. Rowling", with the authentication hologram. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 123432

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  32. 126072comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Rachel, J. K. Rowling", with the authentication hologram. Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 126072

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  33. The Cuckoo's Calling. (Book)
    First edition, first impression, of Rowling's first pseudonymous novel, and signed on the title page as Galbraith, together with the hologram of authenticity. 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... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 101927

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