Young Dumbledore – Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone – Early 39th – Bloomsbury


Rare First Edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ with young pipe-smoking Dumbledore

Discover a fine first edition, thirty-ninth print paperback of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, published by Bloomsbury in 1997. This rare collectable does not features the young pipe-smoking Dumbledore on the rear cover. This image was changed in later editions to the older version we know and love today.

This early printing uniquely lists “Joanne Rowling” on the copyright page. The publisher later updated this to “J.K. Rowling”, aiming to appeal to a broader audience.

Adding to its collectability, the book proudly displays an original gold Smarties sticker on its front cover.

Condition of the Book

The condition of this ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ paperback is very good. There are no creases on the spine suggesting that the book is unread. It is free from library stamps, bookplates, and previous owners’ inscriptions. You won’t find any underlinings, scribbles, or sketches inside the text. The spine shows no fading, and the pages are free from tears, heavy scratches, or significant creases.

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 0-7475-3274-5
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Year of Publication: 1997

Delivery Information

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