J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"

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J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"
J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban" Traycased First Edition, First State "Joanne Rowling 1999"

A Rare Find for the Harry Potter Collector

UK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST STATE

 

The third book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Cliff Wright.
 
Bloomsbury Publishing (1999). J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban". UK First Edition, First State (impression). Original dust-jacket. It has been confirmed by the publisher that all states of the first impression consisted of 5,150 copies in total, of which - it is generally accepted - 2,500 pertained to the first state. The package would not be complete without a custom matching tray-case, which is included with your purchase. 

In the uncorrected proof of the book sent to reviewers, the word 'burnt' on page 7 was misspelled as 'burned'. While correcting, the "Enter" key was accidentally pressed, causing the rest of the sentence to move to the next line. Shortly after this was discovered, the print run was stopped and this printing error was corrected. At the same time, the name on the copyright page was changed from 'Joanne Rowling' to 'J.K. Rowling'. According to Bloomsbury approximately 2,500 First State copies with a dropped text error were printed [see Errington, p 187]. Most of these copies have been included in collections over the past twenty years and are very rarely offered for sale.

 

A beautiful unrestored example of this First edition FIRST STATE book and original first edition dust jacket, not price clipped.

This highly collectible book has pictorial boards displaying the same image as on the dust jacket, one of Harry in flight. The boards have strong vibrant colors and are clean with a nice sheen. The boards have no stains, nor scrapes. The binding is very tight and square. The internal pages are cleand and not marked.

Contains all the First Edition, First Impression issue points: 

  • "Copyright © Joanne Rowling 1999"
  • Full number line on the copyright page "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"
  • £10.99 price on the dust-jacket
  • "being burnt" drop text error on page 7.  Chapter One "Owl Post" page.

 

Printed in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives plc

ISBN 0 7475 4215 5 

 


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling and is the third in the Harry Potter series. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry investigates Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban, the wizard prison, believed to be one of Lord Voldemort's old allies.

The book was published in the United Kingdom on 8 July 1999 by Bloomsbury and in the United States on 8 September 1999 by Scholastic, Inc. Rowling found the book easy to write, finishing it just a year after she began writing it. The book sold 68,000 copies in just three days after its release in the United Kingdom and since has sold over three million in the country. The book won the 1999 Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the 2000 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was short-listed for other awards, including the Hugo.

The film adaptation of the novel was released in 2004, grossing more than $796 million and earning critical acclaim. Video games loosely based on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban were also released for several platforms, and most obtained favourable reviews.

 

 

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold more than 500 million copies, been translated into 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films.

J.K. Rowling also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, featuring private detective Cormoran Strike. The first four novels The Cuckoo's Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), Career of Evil (2015) and Lethal White (2018) all topped the national and international bestseller lists. The first three have been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

 

Joanne Rowling, also known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author and philanthropist. She wrote Harry Potter, a seven-volume children's fantasy series published from 1997 to 2007. The series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into at least 70 languages, and spawned a global media franchise including films and video games. The Casual Vacancy (2012) was her first novel for adults. She writes Cormoran Strike, an ongoing crime fiction series, as Robert Galbraith.

Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International in 1990 when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997. There were six sequels, of which the last was released in 2007. By 2008, Forbes had named her the world's highest-paid author.

Rowling concluded the Harry Potter series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007). The novels follow a boy called Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts, a school for wizards, and battles Lord Voldemort. Death and the divide between good and evil are the central themes of the series. Its influences include: Bildungsroman (the coming-of-age genre), school stories, fairy tales, and Christian allegory. The series revived fantasy as a genre in the children's market, spawned a host of imitators, and inspired an active fandom. Critical reception has been more mixed. Many reviewers see Rowling's writing as conventional; some regard her portrayal of gender and social division as regressive. There were also religious debates over Harry Potter.

Rowling has won many accolades for her work. She has received an OBE and made a Companion of Honour for services to literature and philanthropy. Harry Potter brought her wealth and recognition that she has used to advance philanthropic endeavours and political causes. She co-founded the charity Lumos and established the Volant Charitable Trust, named after her mother. Rowling's charitable giving centres on medical causes and supporting at-risk women and children. In politics, she has donated to Britain's Labour Party and opposed Scottish independence and Brexit. Since late 2019, she has publicly expressed her opinions on transgender people and related civil rights. These have been criticised as transphobic by LGBT rights organisations and some feminists, but have received support from other feminists and individuals.

 

 

 

 

Just about FINE with a small publisher flaw on the inside back cover as shown. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Appears unread with square and tight spine. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The page edges are clear and not marked.

The dust-jacket is NEAR FINE+ with a tiny chip in one corner. The colors are clear and vibrant. No closed or open tears. No creases. It is now protected with a new Mylar archival acid-free sleeve. Photos of actual item.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Edition:
First Edition, First State (1999)
Binding:
Hardcover with dust-jacket
Illustrator:
Cliff Wright
Author:
J.K. Rowling
Title:
Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban