Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone First Edition Third Print Bloomsbury
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 is a rare First Edition Third Print and has the all important number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 on the publishing page.
Other special attributes include:
- This third printing is historically significant as it was the first printing issued with a dust jacket
- 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 book is a First Edition Third Print UK Bloomsbury edition and is a much sought after collectable book.
Condition: There are no library stamps, no bookplates, and no previous owners inscriptions inside the book. No under linings, no scribbles, no sketches etc. inside, as often seen in other examples. There are no tears, no heavy scratches or heavy creases.
There is some fading on the spine of the price clipped dust jacket and the top pages edges are tanned with age.
Overall the book is in very good condition.
Grab yourself a real piece of literary history.
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