Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

First UK Edition, 24th Printing Paperback, Bloomsbury, Signed and Inscribed by J.K. Rowling

The copy presented here is a first UK paperback edition, 24th printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed and inscribed by Jo in early 1999 ‘To Sam.’ By this time Rowling had dispensed with using periods between J and K and had developed a more fluid signature allowing her to sign more books quickly in order to meet demand. Around this time Rowling was conducting many signing events at bookstores such as Waterstones and, because the Harry Potter Phenomenon had not yet taken off, she had more time to interact with fans and inscribe copies of books.

This is an excellent near fine copy completely unread and with no colour fading, no creasing at all to the spine which is incredibly rare for this book. The page edges appear surprisingly fresh as these paperback copies are more often found with significant toning to the page edges due to the cheap paper stock used. The book still has a square and tight binding, some shelf wear to the edges and some minor creasing to the top left corner of the back cover. Internally, there are no ownership inscriptions or writing of any kind with no dog eared pages, folds or creases to any of the pages. The only minor flaw to the pages is some tiny spots of ink to the top right corners of the first few preliminary pages. Overall this is a fantastic copy with a beautiful bold signature inscribed ‘To Sam.’

The signature and inscription come fully authenticated by Adam Houston ‘theharrypotterspecialist’ the world’s leading expert in authenticating Jo’s signature. It comes with a full authentication package including a letter of authenticity and collector card.


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