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Typo In Harry Potter Book Makes First Edition Hardback Worth More Than Plenty Of People Earn In A Year

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Typo In Harry Potter Book Makes First Edition Hardback Worth More Than Plenty Of People Earn In A Year

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Normally people aren't into typos. Or at least that is what I get from you lot in the comment section whenever I, or anyone else, makes one.

"LOL, you call yourself a journalist", you say.

To which I now reply: "Just chill out a bit mate, it's an easy mistake - even some big name writers like JK Rowling make them from time to time".

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Apparently people appreciate ol' JK's typos a lot more than mine, with a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone containing a rare error expected to fetch up to £20,000 when it goes to auction.

The edition is one of 500 hardback copies printed which contains a mistake on page 53 of the first Potter novel, with '1 wand' repeated in Harry's list of school supplies for Hogwarts.

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"Like most enduring books aimed at younger readers, the Harry Potter books also have wide appeal to adults and there is a strong market among collectors for first editions.

"This copy is in excellent condition - one of the very best I've seen - and we're expecting a lot of interest."

Go on then lad, get it flogged.

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Words by James Dawson

Topics: Harry Potter, JK Rowling, auction

James Dawson
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