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    Sale 5308

    Fine Printed Books Including Children's & Illustrated Books

    19 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 106

    ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. [London:] Bloomsbury, 1997. 8°. Half title (some light yellow staining to first 2 leaves of text). Original coloured pictorial boards by Thomas Taylor (spine repaired with some creasing and rubbing to joints and corners). Ex-library copy with library label on verso of title and barcode sellotaped onto front free endpaper. Loosely-inserted is a publisher's slip SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE, ONE OF ABOUT 500 COPIES ONLY. According to the publishers, some 300 of these copies were distributed to school libraries.

    Price Realised  

    ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. [London:] Bloomsbury, 1997. 8°. Half title (some light yellow staining to first 2 leaves of text). Original coloured pictorial boards by Thomas Taylor (spine repaired with some creasing and rubbing to joints and corners). Ex-library copy with library label on verso of title and barcode sellotaped onto front free endpaper. Loosely-inserted is a publisher's slip SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE, ONE OF ABOUT 500 COPIES ONLY. According to the publishers, some 300 of these copies were distributed to school libraries.


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