For sale is a beautiful complete box set (books 1 - 7) of Harry Potter Hardcover U. 1st Edition Bloomsbury published books with dust jackets. First editions, not Ted Smart, book club or foreign edition. This was the first and only time they put the First Edition books in a box set.
I would say it is in acceptable condition and is still holding together but is far from new condition. As you can see from the pictures, all the books are in great overall condition, but are not without minor flaws. Individual conditions are based on industry standard definitions and are given for the individual jackets and books below. The Philosopher's Stone: 1st Edition, 49th Print. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good (some chipping to corners and edges but overall looks good).
Book & Boards Condition: Very Good (unread binding; colored ink bleeding to outside page edge and some bumping to top corners/edge). The Chamber of Secrets: 1st Edition, 48th Print. Print Line: "50 49 48". Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Book & Boards Condition: Fine. The Prisoner of Azkaban: 1st Edition, 46th Print. Print Line: "48 47 46". The Goblet of Fire: 1st Edition, 36th Print.
Print Line: "11 13 15 17 19 20 18 16 14 12". The Half Blood Prince: 1st Edition, 1st Print. Print Line: "First Edition" First print of books 4-7 were all stated "first edition" and didn't use a number line until 2nd print run. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine (tiny chip to front cover). Book & Boards Condition: Near Fine (slight bit of edge wear).
The Deathly Hallows: 1st Edition, 1st Print. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+ (some minor edge and corner wear). Book & Boards Condition: Very Good+ (minor bumping to front corners; some inward curling/wrinkling to top and bottom edges of spine wrap). All the books are later print first editions due to being the first and only box set from the first edition books.
This is a very nice collectible set. This is an excellent set of books that are becoming increasingly hard to find in such condition. It will make a wonderful gift or addition for any HP Fan/Collector seeking to build their Harry Potter book collection with a UK first edition set!
I try and scrutinize my books the best I can when grading the condition, but if you have any questions about the set or an individual book after closely examining the pictures and description, please don't hesitate to message me as I would be happy to assist and even send additional pictures if needed. The item "1st Edition, Early & 1st Print U. Bloomsbury Harry Potter Box Set, Rowling HC" is in sale since Friday, December 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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- Publisher: Bloomsbury
- Illustrator: Cliff Wright
- Character Family: Harry Potter
- Modified Item: No
- Region: Europe
- Subject: Literature & Fiction
- Place of Publication: London
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Author: J. Rowling
- Topic: Magic
- Year Printed: 2007
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Binding: Hardcover