London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. [London:] Bloomsbury, 1998. 8°. Half title. Original coloured pictorial boards by Cliff Wright, dust-jacket with design repeated (tiny nicks to corners of boards). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the dedication leaf inscribed, "To Simon, which is what my parents were going to call me if I was a boy. J. K. Rowling."
With a FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION of the same book INSCRIBED "To Jenny, best wishes, J. K. Rowling"; a bookmark promoting the book's first publication in July 1998; and an invitation from 'The Ministry of Magic' to a ceremony at King's Cross Station on 28th January 1999 to mark the publication of the paperback edition.
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