Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, printed in 1997 during the first year of this publishing sensation.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first book in J. K. Rowling’s famous Harry Potter series. This book was printed in 1997 in the first year of the launch of Harry Potter.
This is not one of the extremely rare first printings of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The first printing was a very short run of only 500 copies. Rare copies of this first 500 copies have realised a value of over £100,000 at auction. However, this copy was printed during the first year of the Harry Potter publishing sensation.
This copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a hardback with an unclipped dust wrapper. The dust wrapper has light crumpling on the top and bottom edges, a very slight crease and a couple of very small marks on the back. The book is in very good condition with slight bumping on the top and bottom of the spine. Inside boards are very clean. Inside pages are clean and crisp.
This book displays the author Joanne Rowling on the copyright page. Dumbledore is illustrated by Thomas Taylor on the back cover. Triple Smarties Gold Award is displayed on the front cover. Bloomsbury Publishing, London 1997. This book has the numbers: (30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23).
This is the original book that started the Harry Potter phenomenon.