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Stolen First Edition of Philosopher's Stone Found in a Plastic Carrier Bag

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone
Posted by: Rosi
November 18, 2010, 01:42 PM

The BBC today reports the recovery in Abingdon of a limited first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was stolen from an Oxfordshire art gallery. The copy is valued at almost £6,000 and was stolen from Woodstock's Creative Art Gallery on the 30th of October. A 36-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft.

Rare books dealer Adrian Greenwood from Oxford, who owns the book, said, "I'm very happy to discover the book has been found and I want to wholeheartedly thank Thames Valley Police for all the work it has done, and is still doing, in connection with this investigation." According to the BBC article, the book was found on Monday in a plastic carrier bag outside Boots, in Bury Street:

Officers say they would still like to speak to a man seen on CCTV in the gallery. [...] Police said the book - one of between 300 and 500 copies published - was taken from under a display box while the assistant was occupied by a group of people.
Thanks to Chris for the heads up!

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27 Comments

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408 Points

DH1…..hmmmmm….huh….just SPEECHLESS!!!!
But must tell that the lady too is a HP freak like us…but yeah she must be send to the WIZENGAMOT for the decision…Kigsley would end up in a decision of imprisonment for life with all HP books for life!!!! :D :D :D

Posted by HermioneDreams on November 19, 2010, 01:23 AM report to moderator
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1481 Points

wow thatsgoods news

Posted by Mew5645 on November 19, 2010, 10:59 AM report to moderator
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1481 Points

wow thatsgoods news

Posted by Mew5645 on November 19, 2010, 10:59 AM report to moderator
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1481 Points

wow thatsgoods news

Posted by Mew5645 on November 19, 2010, 10:59 AM report to moderator
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4056 Points

Ok, why is a first edition PH book so special? Its just the order in which it was printed, nothing to make such a big fuss about…

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on November 19, 2010, 11:43 AM report to moderator
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58 Points

I am glad that they found the book :], and DH1 was AMAZING :D saw the midnight showing :D AMAZING :D!!!

Posted by CrucioImperioAvadaKedavra on November 19, 2010, 02:26 PM report to moderator
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451 Points

send out dementors on her a**!

Posted by pigwey on November 19, 2010, 07:09 PM report to moderator
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57 Points

Dumbledore would say forgive.

Posted by lunawannabe on November 20, 2010, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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57 Points

Dumbledore would say forgive.

Posted by lunawannabe on November 20, 2010, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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637 Points

They could just put her in to Azkaban.

Posted by spelljinxcursehexcharm on November 21, 2010, 01:52 PM report to moderator
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637 Points

They could just put her in to Azkaban.

Posted by spelljinxcursehexcharm on November 21, 2010, 01:52 PM report to moderator
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27 Points

Glad to hear they got it back! :)

Posted by marauder22 on December 06, 2010, 05:50 PM report to moderator
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