Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set: The Complete Series

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Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set: The Complete Series

Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set: The Complete Series

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The main characteristics of a UK 1997 first edition first issue are a print line that reads ‘10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1’. First editions for other languages are also fairly popular and can sell for a decent fee depending on the buyer, and the overall condition. Kindles and intelligent devices have indeed transformed how we consume media, but there’s still a burgeoning market for rare books, especially when it’s one of the most popular series in existence. The Harry Potter set will always be a collector’s item, and that is especially true for the rarest first editions. Even if you do, you’d have to have taken special care of it, and that didn’t happen too often, especially when it’s a book made for children.

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Given current trends, we’d strongly recommend looking at the earliest UK first-edition options, as long as they’re in decent condition. For the highest values, we’d look to the hardcover edition, which is the best first edition Harry Potter book overall. The US version was released roughly five months later and is instantly recognizable as a parallel. For one, the cover is completely different, while the name was changed to make a more ‘magical’ connection with the reader. It was published by Scholastic and was illustrated by Mary GrandPré.I've seen all the movies now, after reading the books. The movies were just fine, but the books are so much better. If you've seen the movies and liked them but didn't read the books, you're missing SO much amazing content that truly makes the Wizarding World as magical as it is. Harry Potter is a fantastic series. One might be tempted to think it's overblown or over-rated by its enthusiasts. One would, in fact, be forgiven for taking that impression almost exclusively from the movies; they're enjoyable enough in their own right, but suffer problems of less-than-amazing adaptation and fluctuations in creative vision that make the film series feel somewhat disjointed and less-thoughtful than the books they're based on, and have the added problem of the younger actors and actresses often taking a few films to develop the skills to portray their characters naturally (an occupational hazard of a fantasy epic that relies on child actors, really). The Harry Potter novels, meanwhile, provide an arguably smoother introduction and, subsequently, a more fleshed-out experience in Harry's world, with the earlier, shorter books providing a comfortable and more "episodic" early portion that's great for allowing readers to get their feet wet, becoming gradually more involved and complex until the build-up culminates with the fourth and fifth novels, where the story goes all-in on characterization and worldbuilding detail, presuming the writer to be fully invested by that point, and keeping that level of maturity and intensity right up to the ending of the final volume. Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.” To give some idea of the hype, there was a midnight launch, and there are many signed first-edition copies as a consequence. People were also starting to cotton on to the idea that books could be seen as collector’s items in the future. Ironically, this means numerous versions are in good condition today, so they’re not worth much. In terms of values, copies will likely go for a low three-figure sum. There are also special Celebratory Editions (which were released with each movie), as well as Collectors Editions, often signed by Rowling. They’re another more affordable option for collectors and investors alike, and there are US and UK versions to offer further choice.

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The US and UK versions have ‘Book Club’ editions, which are worth little compared to a true 1/1. The UK also has “Large Print Editions” that were printed for libraries and are not as valuable as the trade editions. Roughly a third of the UK Goblet of Fire books were printed in Scotland. The remainder was printed by Clays of London which printed all other UK editions. Here’s everything you could need to know about collecting first-edition Harry Potter books, from pricing to an investment outlook over the next decade or so. Harry Potter Book Set: The Basics The events in the last several weeks have firmed our resolve as a company to confront difficult societal issues. Warner Bros.’s position on inclusiveness is well established, and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture has never been more important to our company and to our audiences around the world. We deeply value the work of our storytellers, who give so much of themselves in sharing their creations with us all. We recognize our responsibility to foster empathy and advocate understanding of all communities and all people, particularly those we work with and those we reach through our content.” However, as the last book in the series, it’s not worth as much when looking at first edition copies, with a number of exceptions.

Hogwarts House Editions

JK Rowling is probably the most likely person to ruin the cash cow that is Harry Potter. Whatever her personal politics actually are, her comments on gender issues have been widely criticized, and make the news infrequently. For example, here’s one of many tweets from the author which focuses on sex and gender; The penultimate book in the series, the Half Blood Prince was released at the same time as the Goblet of Fire film. It had a wide hardcover release, and it was well-received by critics and fans alike. In the present day, it’s worth little, even for first edition copies of the UK version.

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This is especially true when looking at signed versions, although there’s also a good market for some of the later releases in the set. The Chamber of Secrets saw the return of Harry Potter just a year after the first book. It was considered to be a minor success at the time, but nowhere near as popular as it is today. This means that author JK Rowling was out and about on book tours and numerous signed copies are available. There’s also the small matter of ‘He Who Must Not Be Named’, who left Harry as an orphan when he was a baby. Then there’s the film series, which was released while the books were still coming out (2001-11). They helped to solidify its status as a story that was likely to last, leading on to the second series of films which also serve as a semi-prequel ( Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ). If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It doesn’t hate to speak the truth.’However, it’s unlikely that many of us have first-edition copies of the Harry Potter series, which happen to be lying around. Prices for first editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone have exploded recently as investors and collectors compete to own a true piece of literary history. The one that started it all, the original Harry Potter book was released in 1997 in the UK. (It’s also referred to as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the finale, focusing on a showdown between Harry and Voldemort, which encompasses the rest of the wizarding world. A massive tome, it comes in at 607 words for the original UK edition, 759 words for the US edition and 620 for the 2014 UK rewrite.

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