Cast Signed Half-Blood Prince Book, Uncorrected Proofs and Signed First Edition Harry Potter Novels Due for Auction


Nov 24, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Next month, there will be a very large auction for a number of rare and valuable collection of children’s literature including several Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling. With the auction to take place on December 16th, items of note will include a rare uncorrected proof of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, uncorrected proof copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, plus the first four Harry Potter books, Deluxe Edition, signed by J.K. Rowling (larger photo here) as well as a few other signed copies of her books. Also of interest is a first edition (UK children’s) of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (larger photo here) which is signed by many cast members as follows:

on the front endpapers by the following cast members of the film:
Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson
(Hermione), Maggie Smith (Prof. McGonagall), Emma Thompson (Prof.
Trelawney), Imelda Stanton (Dolores Umridge), Ruper Grint (Ron), Oliver
Phelps (George Weasley), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Devon Murray
(Seamus Ginnigan), Katie Leung (Cho Chang), Matthew Lewis (Neville
Longbottom), Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe), Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas),
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), David Bradley
(Argus Filch) and Afshan Azad (Padma). All the actors have signed their
character names under their signatures and David Bradley has added a
small sketch of his character’s cat, Mrs. Norris.

Please note: While the news of the Harry Potter items is of course very interesting, many of us here are true lovers of literature and as such, this editor strongly urges you to view the other items up for auction and download the catalog here (PDF) As noted in the LA Times, also found in the catalog are some rare and frankly truly wonderful looks (larger sized photos too) at some of the greats including “Alice’s own copy of “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found
There,” a first edition of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and Beatrix
Potter’s personal copy of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” Other first-edition children’s books for auction include “Stuart
Little” signed by E.B. White; “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R.
Tolkien; “Watership Down” by Richard Adams; and “Mother Goose in
Prose,” L. Frank Baum’s first book, in which Dorothy makes her debut. A
copy of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is accompanied by a
letter about Narnia written and signed by C.S. Lewis. There are also
limited editions of “Winnie the Pooh,” “The House at Pooh Corner” and
“Now We Are Six,” all inscribed by author A.A. Milne and illustrator
Ernest H. Shepard.” Absolutely marvelous, enjoy!

33 Responses to Cast Signed Half-Blood Prince Book, Uncorrected Proofs and Signed First Edition Harry Potter Novels Due for Auction

Avatar ImageLisbry says: Wow, that's amazing! So many wonderful books! Does anyone know where the auction money goes? Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: OMG i want those books wonder how much they are going to sell forAvatar Imagekyramp says: omg i want one of any of the things!!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: WOW! That is amazing! If I had the money to try to get one of those... I SO would! :) I think it's kinda funny though how the only person who didn't sign the HBP book was Alan Rickman as Snape... I mean the book has his character's name on the title! LOLAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: that is so amazing. totally wish i could have one B)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: sounds interesting!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: sounds interesting!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: That so cool!! it is bigger than the chair that she wrote chamber of sercts in auction.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: that is niceAvatar Imagehermionenluna says: i want oneAvatar ImageFigment says: Cool!Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: OMG! I WOULD LOVE ANY OF THIS STUFF!!! I wonder if father Christmas will bid for me :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: I want these!!! But the start bid is so high! I'm broke as a joke!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: These are spectacular, I especially love the first edition of PS and the deluxe editions signed by JKR! :DAvatar ImageJane_Potter says: I want one of them so bad!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Wow ... there are so many beautiful things. I just love that David Bradley drew a sketch of Mrs Norris :) Alas, I doubt that I will be buying anything but, it's still way cool.Avatar ImageSwizzle says: That's awesome....wish I had the money!!!Avatar Imageccking says: OMG I WANT IT !!!!!!!Avatar Imageele0206 says: oh how nice to see all of their signatures!!!!!!!!!! I WANT the uncorrected prisoner of azkaban!! but I don't have 4000 dollars!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: I would LOVE to buy any of these HP books but just can't afford them :( Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am certain that they will succeed in raising plenty of money from this auction; too bad I do not have nearly enough money to compete viably here. :PAvatar Imagenutela17 says: OMG if i was rich i would buy all of them ;)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Have to sell the house to buy these!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Sure they'll get a chunk of change for that one! Avatar Imagesimos says: coolAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagevanessa4hp says: uncorrected proof copies! that would be sooo amazing!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Some really good stuff to buy there but too expensive!!!Avatar ImageLittle Light says: Nice.

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