Here we have a very early Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone First Edition Third Print Hardback 1997, published by Bloomsbury, issued in hardback.
This book a rare First Edition Third Print and has the number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 on the publishing page.
Other special attributes include:
- The Hogwarts coat of arms does not appear in this edition. The coat of arms was added to later editions.
- Features the young wizard smoking a pipe on back of book and dust jacket. This was later changed to the older non-smoking wizard we now see in the newer editions.
- The name Joanne Rowling is printed on the publishing information page. This was later changed to J.K. Rowling because it was thought it would appeal to a broader audience.
This Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a First Edition Third Print UK Bloomsbury edition and is a much sought after collectable book.
The book is in very good condition. There are no library stamps, no bookplates, and no previous owners inscriptions inside the book of any sort. No under linings, no scribbles, no sketches etc. inside the text as often seen in other examples. No fading on wrappers and no tears, no heavy scratches or heavy creases.
The book will be dispatched using Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked & Signed for service.
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