Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

First UK Edition, First Printing, First State, Hardback, J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury 1999, Fine

The book presented here is the first state book of the first printing. There were said to be three states but third is now largely accepted to be the first Australian edition. This copy has the requisite dropped text on page 7 and Joanne Rowling listed on the copyright page and the complete number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.

The book and dust jacket presented here are overall in fine condition with no fading at all, the pages are bright and clean with no inscriptions or marks of any kind. The book is unread, the binding is tight, the boards are square with sharp corners with no foxing of any kind. The pages are clean and free from any creases, marks, ownership inscriptions or writing of any kind. The page edges are almost free from toning, as the top edge does have a very minor tone to it when compared to the bright white of the bottom edge. Overall the book is in fine condition with an unclipped pristine dust jacket protected in mylar. The book comes housed in a dark green quarter leather clamshell box.

There are reported to be 5000 first printing copies across both states, however the exact split is not known. It is only known that there are far less first state copies that come to market. This is an extremely scarce book which is getting harder and harder to find in this condition.


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