Rare Harry Potter first edition book might sell for £5000

3 July 2023

A first edition print of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series, published in 1997, will be auctioned later this week and may fetch up to five thousand pounds. A British collector of books and memorabilia, who died recently, had purchased the title, which was one of a print run of five-hundred copies, from a library for thirty pence.

First edition books, as the term suggests, are the first published copies of a book, and as such are often of interest to book collectors.