JK Rowling (2007) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , UK first edition, first printing , published by Bloomsbury. Signed by Rowling with a brief dedication To Anthony on the title page.
Comes with excellent provenance: the obligatory hologram, the Moonlight Signing event ticket , a poster, a promotional flyer and reading stickers. This practice is prominently widespread for the last four Harry Potter first editions since the first print runs went into hundreds of thousands if not millions. For criminal minded people obtaining these first editions cost little, but a signature adds much value. Hence, the difficulty lies in obtaining a genuinely signed copy.
Rowling and the publisher became quickly aware that an entire forgery industry developed as the popularity of Harry Potter grew from book to book so Bloomsbury introduced the hologram which every child/ person who queued up to get their book signed acquired right after the signing. The copy offered here does not only have the hologram but also the original event ticket. Moreover, inscribed/ dedicated copies should be preferred as more words added by an author provides additional warrantee for authenticity as the signature AND handwriting can be compared. There were very few signing events for this very last Harry Potter book so prices are quite steep and prospective buyers should be cautious if a book is offered considerably below market value without the above mentioned provenance features.
If I see anybody copy-pasting either of this for any of my listings you will be reported immediately! The item "JK Rowling (2007)'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', signed first edition" is in sale since Saturday, September 16, 2017.
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