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Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1998, uncorrected proof copy

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1998, uncorrected proof copy

Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1998, uncorrected proof copy

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,125

GBP

ROWLING, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Bloomsbury, 1998


8vo (198 by 127mm.), UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY, original printed wrappers in white and blue, SEPARATE PROOF SHEET OF PROPOSED ILLUSTRATED DUST-JACKET, creases to proof sheet as usual


A MINT COPY OF THE PROOF OF THE SECOND HARRY POTTER NOVEL. The text was slightly re-set for the first English edition. Errington notes that "an unconfirmed print-run of 300 copies is generally accepted… Bloomsbury is unable to provide accurate figures and has merely suggested between 200 and 300 copies". The proof sheet of the proposed dust-jacket is rarely present.


LITERATURE:

Errington, Rowling AA2(a)



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