Beware of our own Wizarding Wizard.


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A rare first-edition copy of JK Rowling's first Harry Potter book was sold at auction for £28,500. It was identified as one of only 500 from the original print run thanks to two typographical errors. Of the following, which was NOT one of the telltale mistakes?

  • Draco Malfoy misspelled as 'Drago'
  • Repetition of '1 wand' in a list
  • The misspelling 'Philospher's'

CORRECT - The name of Harry Potter's arch enemy, Draco Malfoy, was printed error-free, unlike the title which was referred to as "Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone" on the back cover (see below). The original also repeats "1 wand" in a list of equipment Harry is required to bring to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The owner of the 1997 first edition had picked up the copy for £1 from a library. The first in JK Rowling's series was released in the US under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.



Flouncing Nobber
It wasn't a misprint. It really was Drago, but I threatened tommie so they quickly changed it.

I wonder how much my first edition Andy McNab's would fetch?


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Who's the Harry Potter wannabe holding the book? Sheesh man, grow up and stop pretending to be your hero...

I'm off for a nice ride in Dimension Data Kit now... probably be storming through Strava segments pretending I'm Cav winning a TDF stage...


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Blimey, I dread to think how much they're charging for a copy without the mistakes.
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