Item #JKR062 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. J. K. Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Hard Cover. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition, thirty-third printing. Publisher's pictorial boards illustrated by Thomas Taylor, with yellow, black, and white lettering, old wizard to rear panel; in original dust jacket matching the boards. A touch of spotting to text block edges, else fine book; near fine unclipped dust jacket with a tiny spot to lower left corner of rear panel, and light creasing to spine ends. Overall, a very fresh copy. First published in 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter heptalogy. It introduces both Harry and readers alike to the secret, magical world of witches and wizards in Great Britain. It also sets the stage for the six subsequent novels by familiarizing readers with the villainous Lord Voldemort and how his and Harry's fates are inevitably intertwined. Although often regarded as a children's novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone topped adult reading charts in the UK, and in the United States, where it was published under the alternate title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Notably, the first printing of this book in hardcover format is exceedingly rare; only 500 copies were printed, of which about half ended up in libraries. Despite its small print run, the book was an immediate success, and went through dozens of print runs within the first few years after publication.

Item #JKR062

Price: $300.00