London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
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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