London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 8°. Half title. Original coloured pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper creased, edges lightly rubbed). First paperback edition. PRESENTATION COPY, the dedication leaf inscribed, "To Ella - I know your Mum!!! and she beat me in the quiz but we won't mention that... J. K. Rowling."
With the same author's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (London, 1998, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "To Ella (again!) hope you like this one as much - love from Jo (aka J. K. Rowling)."). (2)
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Please note that the inscribed paperback copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is a reprint.
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