I.Lot Details
TypeBooks and Manuscripts
Estimate$80,000 — $120,000
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Lot   68
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997.

8vo (198 x 127mm). HARDBACK ISSUE in original pictorial boards; in quarter morocco folding case.

AN EXCEEDINGLY FINE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, HARDBACK ISSUE, OF THE RARE FIRST HARRY POTTER BOOK. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper: “6-9-97 / J. K. Rowling.”  

FIRST IMPRESSION TEXT, with the following textual points: number sequence from 10 to 1 and author’s name cited as “Joanne Rowling” on the copyright page, "1 wand" repeated on the equipment list on p. 53; FIRST STATE BINDING, with misspelling "Philospher's" on lower cover.

One of 500 copies printed, 300 of which went to libraries.  Published June 26, 1997, inscribed less than three months after publication. Errington, Rowling A1(a)/A1(aa). Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature 100. A SUPERB COPY.

  • Estimate$80,000 - $120,000

Sold for $150,000

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