ROWLING, J.K. (b. 1965).
ROWLING, J.K. (b. 1965).
ROWLING, J.K. (b. 1965).
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ROWLING, J.K. (b. 1965).
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ROWLING, J.K. (b. 1965).

[A complete set of Harry Potter first editions]. London: Bloomsbury, 1997-2007.

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ROWLING, J.K. (b. 1965).
[A complete set of Harry Potter first editions]. London: Bloomsbury, 1997-2007.
A complete set of Harry Potter first editions, each signed or inscribed by the author, including the very rare hardback first edition, first impression of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with the ‘wand’ error on p. 53, number sequence 10 to 1 on the imprint page, and the misspelling of ‘Philosopher’s’ on the lower board. No other complete set including the rare first edition, first impression of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone has appeared at auction since 2014.

While the story of the boy wizard would go on to take the world by storm, Rowling was totally unknown upon its first publication. Only 500 copies of the hardback version of the first book were printed, 300 of which went to libraries. After the phenomenal success of the first book, the boy wizard’s adventures continued, with each successive book covering a year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the print runs of the first editions increasing in line with expected demand.

Together 7 vols, octavo. Comprising: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First edition, first impression. Signed on the half-title, with hologram sticker. Original pictorial boards by Thomas Taylor (spine lightly faded, some minor nicks to laminate and slight abrasions to boards, corners lightly worn, very minor split to part of upper hinge). Errington A1(a) [With:] –Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page: ‘To Tessa MacGregor / with best wishes / JK. Rowling’. Original pictorial boards, dust-jacket with design repeated (negligible wear to one corner of dust jacket). Errington A2(a) [and:] –Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. London: Bloomsbury, 1999. First edition, third state. Signed on the half-title. Original pictorial boards, dust-jacket with design repeated (faint marks to endpapers). Errington A7(aaa) [and:] –Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. First edition. Signed by the author on the dedication page, with the Golden Ticket from the signing session at Harrod’s on 17 July 2000 loosely inserted. Original pictorial boards, dust-jacket with design repeated (minor split between half-title and title). Errington A9(a) [and:] –Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. London: Bloomsbury, 2003. First edition. Signed on a Bloomsbury Children's Books label on front endpaper. Original pictorial boards, dust-jacket with design repeated. Errington A12(a) [and:] –Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. London: Bloomsbury, 2005. First edition. Signed on a promotional sticker on the front endpaper; promotional bookmark from Changi Airport, Singapore, from day of publication loosely inserted. Original pictorial boards, dust-jacket with design repeated. Errington A13(a) [and:] –Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. London: Bloomsbury, 2007. First edition. Signed on the title and bearing the author’s hologram sticker given to copies signed on Friday 20th July 2007, the day of publication, at the Natural History Museum. Errington A14(a).
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Livraria Lello has informed us that it intends to donate a portion of its sale proceeds to the Lumos Foundation, a charity that fights for every childs right to a family by transforming care systems around the world; Lumos is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1112575.  The amount of the donation will depend on the price for which the lot is ultimately sold but, by way of illustrative example, we understand that if the lot is sold at the mid-estimate, Livraria Lello will donate £25,000.
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Please note that a signed copy of the fifth volume, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, has replaced the signed copy which initially appeared in the online catalogue; please consult the online catalogue for the amended lot description and further details.

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