If you happen to own a rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the UK version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the name of which was changed to entice young American readers), you just might have become up to $34,000 richer.
It appears that several copies were printed with an error that has an extra item in a list of supplies found on page 53, as it lists “1 wand” twice. The rare find is earning a pretty penny, and a spokeperson for London’s Bonhan’s Fine Books and Manuscripts told The Sun that it’s due to fan nostalgia.
“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 has, of course, become a treasured piece of Harry Potter arcana.”
Though many are reporting that the book was one of 500 first edition copies, the original poster says hers wasn’t a first edition at all, but a reprint that came out in 2000.
Hmmm. Does this mean there’s hope for the rest of us?! Fingers crossed!
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(h/t Hello Giggles, photos via Gareth Cattermole + Tim Whitby/Getty)