London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. [London:] Bloomsbury, 1999. 8°. Hogwarts coat-of-arms and motto on half title and title. Original red cloth lettered in gilt with coloured pictorial label by Thomas Taylor inset on front cover, gilt edges, blue silk marker. DE-LUXE EDITION, with code numbers on verso of title running from 20 to 11. PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "To Jack Samuel Perchick, who made an excellent [underlined] choice of parents! With lots and lots of love, J. K. Rowling."
With Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (London, 1999) inscribed "for Jack with lots of love, J. K. Rowling (Jo) x", Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (London, 1999) inscribed "to Jack again! lots of love J. K. Rowling (Jo)", Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (London, 2000) inscribed "To Jack, your mum and I put up with a lot of parrots so that this book could get written! J. K. Rowling" and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (FIRST DE-LUXE EDITION, London, 2003) inscribed "to Jack, with lots of love again, J. K. Rowling x", all DE-LUXE EDITIONS contained in common publisher's slipcase lettered and decorated in gilt.
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