Harry Potter First Edition With Typo Worth Thousands

By Dianna Dilworth 

A typo in a first edition pressing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling could be worth thousands of dollars.

The mistake, which is on page 53, lists ‘1 wand’ twice in a list of first-year wizarding supplies. The error exists in about 500 copies of the book, one of which goes up for auction at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale in London on November 9th. The edition is expected to fetch $33,500. The Independent has the scoop:

“As the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has a special place in the affections of the millions of readers across the world and the proof reading error about the wand in the first edition has, of course, become a treasured piece of Harry Potter arcana.” commented Bonhams’ Head of Books and Manuscripts (sounds like a Hogwarts professor) Matthew Haley.