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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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355 Points

Wow, that’s amazing! So many wonderful books! Does anyone know where the auction money goes?

Posted by Lisbry on November 24, 2009, 05:31 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

OMG i want those books wonder how much they are going to sell for

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on November 24, 2009, 07:14 PM report to moderator
261 Points

omg i want one of any of the things!!!

Posted by kyramp on November 24, 2009, 08:41 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

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! LOL

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on November 24, 2009, 09:12 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

that is so amazing. totally wish i could have one B)

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on November 25, 2009, 12:29 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

sounds interesting!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on November 25, 2009, 09:10 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

That so cool!! it is bigger than the chair that she wrote chamber of sercts in auction.

Posted by The Nerd on November 25, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
1420 Points

that is nice

Posted by alicia00 on November 25, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator
5180 Points

i want one

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on November 25, 2009, 10:17 AM report to moderator
504 Points

I wonder if father Christmas will bid for me :)

Posted by pinkmoosely on November 25, 2009, 11:32 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

I want these!!! But the start bid is so high! I’m broke as a joke!

Posted by cghambright on November 25, 2009, 11:38 AM report to moderator
2661 Points

These are spectacular, I especially love the first edition of PS and the deluxe editions signed by JKR! :D

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on November 25, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
1910 Points

I want one of them so bad!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on November 25, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

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.

Posted by Moose_Starr on November 25, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
118 Points

That’s awesome….wish I had the money!!!

Posted by Swizzle on November 25, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
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