London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
ROWLING, J. K. (b.1965). Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, [July] 1997. 8°. Half title. Original coloured pictorial boards by Thomas Taylor.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY OF THE SCARCE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION, with "Joanne Rowling" on the verso of the title page. According to the publishers, only 500 copies were printed, and most of these were distributed to school libraries.
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