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

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2009, 04:55 PM

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:

"Signed 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!

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3526 Points

OMG I WANT IT !!!!!!!

Posted by DesQueJteVois on November 25, 2009, 02:30 PM report to moderator
2482 Points

oh how nice to see all of their signatures!!!!!!!!!! I WANT the uncorrected prisoner of azkaban!! but I don’t have 4000 dollars!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on November 25, 2009, 10:26 PM report to moderator
3417 Points

I would LOVE to buy any of these HP books but just can’t afford them :(

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on November 25, 2009, 10:51 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

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. :P

Posted by Kirk on November 26, 2009, 04:07 AM report to moderator
164 Points

if i was rich i would buy all of them ;)

Posted by nutela17 on November 26, 2009, 11:50 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Have to sell the house to buy these!

Posted by Won_Two on November 26, 2009, 12:02 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Sure they’ll get a chunk of change for that one!

Posted by Smitch on November 26, 2009, 01:36 PM report to moderator
1742 Points


Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 05:58 AM report to moderator
1742 Points


Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 05:58 AM report to moderator
41 Points

uncorrected proof copies! that would be sooo amazing!

Posted by vanessa4hp on November 27, 2009, 08:14 AM report to moderator
1742 Points


Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 10:02 PM report to moderator
1742 Points


Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 10:02 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Some really good stuff to buy there but too expensive!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 01, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
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