First editions come up from time to time on EBAY, and if it is a genuine Bloomsbury edition then you should expect to pay a high price. However, a good many "TED SMART" imprints of the Harry Potter books are advertised as first edition.
Here are some things you should know before bidding.
- They are not rare - in fact they are printed in their thousands and made available through a direct sales distributor.
- They are not strictly speaking first edition... Just the first edition of the imprint!
- As a result they are just ordinary second hand books