Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was printed in three first printing states.

 

When examining a first printing of Prisoner of Azkaban, there are multiple issue points present.

 

 

First Printing | First State

 

Copyright page:

  • The number line on the copyright page reads: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

  • The full name, Joanne Rowling, is printed

 

Book:

  • The text is dropped after the word "burnt" on page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Printing | Second State

 

Copyright page:

  • The number line on the copyright page reads: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

  • The copyright is printed as J.K. Rowling (changed from "Joanne Rowling" in the first state)

 

Book:

  • The dropped text error on page 7 has been corrected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Printing | Australian Edition (Previously thought to be a "Third State")

 

Copyright page:

  • The number line on the copyright page reads: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

  • The copyright is printed as J.K. Rowling (changed from "Joanne Rowling" in the first state)

  • No printer is listed

 

Book:

  • The dropped text error on page 7 has been corrected

  • Two book advertisements have been added to the back of the book

 

The third state is slightly thicker than the previous two states and the cover is darker in color as is true with other Australian editions when compared to those printed in the United Kingdom.

First Print | First State Issue Points 

Prisoner of Azkaban (Hardcover)

First Print | First State Issue Points 

Prisoner of Azkaban (Hardcover)

First Print | First State Issue Points 

Prisoner of Azkaban (Hardcover)