Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone 1st/1st Bloomsbury UK 1997


Joanne Rowling (1997) ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, UK first edition, first printing, published by Bloomsbury, issued in paperback. This is the true first edition which was published simultaneously with the hardback edition.

Full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Signifying it’s first edition first print status.

The hardback edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ had a print run of 500 copies; this paperback edition was published simultaneously in a run of 5,150 copies (Errington, 2017, p.7). All first issue points present: the Wendy Cooling blurb on the cover; full number line on the copyright page and no space between Taylor and 1997. On page 53 ‘wand’ is listed twice. Spelling error at the back panel in ‘Philosopher’s’ with wrong word order in ‘School of Wizardry and Witchcraft’.

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