Joanne Rowling (1997) ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ Hardback UK first edition, second printing, published by Ted Smart. This is a true first edition hardback edition.
Full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 signifying it’s first edition second print status.
Condition: this is a solid copy in very good condition. The dust jacket is housed in a protective cover and in excellent condition. There are no library stamps, no bookplates, and no previous owners’ inscriptions inside the book of any sorts. 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.
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ hardback is the book which started the global Harry Potter phenomenon. Highly sought after and a landmark book that will always hold its value given its pop culture significance.
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