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.