Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

First UK Edition, First Printing, Paperback, J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury, 1997

This is the true first printing in paperback, of which there were 5150 copies printed. These were printed simultaneously with the 500 hardback copies, neither have bibliographic priority. All of the first printing points can be observed including the Wendy Cooling quote to the bottom of the front cover, the misspelled Philospher’s present to the rear cover along with the Wizardry and Witchcraft, rather than Witchcraft and Wizardry. The very well known error of 1 wand listed twice on page 53 along with the all important 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 number line listed on the copyright page and the missing space between Thomas Taylor1997.

This is a stunning copy with no colour fading at all. There are no creases at all to the front and back covers but there is some very slight creasing to the spine. It has an incredibly tight binding, square with no shelf lean, a fine copy except for some very minor spotting to the half title page. This copy is clearly unread, with no internal inscriptions or writing of any kind. No dog eared pages, folds or creases to any of the pages.

Overall, an exceptionally beautiful copy that has clearly been very well looked after.


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