Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.London: Bloomsbury, 1997 Stock Code: 135240
Inscribed by the authorFirst edition, first impression, paperback issue, inscribed by the author "To Paul, Best Wishes, J K Rowling" on half-title and dated "18/3/98". Rowling signed this copy during a school visit in Wales for a young boy who had been given the book as a present by his aunt.
This is one of 5,150 copies in wrappers, with all the requisite points of the first printing: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, the list of equipment on p. 53 with "1 wand" appearing twice in the list, and the misprint "Philospher's" on the back cover. It was published simultaneously with the casebound issue of 500 copies. This copy with the "1997 Gold Award Smarties Book Prize" sticker to front cover.
Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, titles to front cover in yellow, white and dark green, titles to spine yellow, white and black. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Ink ownership inscription reading "Paul Heath, 5 Perkins" to front pastedown. Spine sunned, laminate lifting at edges, mostly to front cover, light toning and spotting; a fair copy.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220