Genuine UK FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT of this highly sought after, iconic first title in the remarkable series of books written by JK Rowling.
It was published by Bloomsbury, UK, 1997 and is the true UK First Edition First Printing of the original UK trade paperback.
Issued as a small print run with the number line 10 down to 1
This is Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone, BOOK ONE of the series, where it all began!!!
To the verso of the title page is the all important number line with all ten numbers '10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1' indicating the genuine UK 1st.
The book is in super condition.
It is accredited to Joanne Rowling NOT JK.
There is no space between "Taylor" and "1997".
The young wizard Dumbledore can be found on the back cover.
It has, of course, as First Edition First Print two wands listed on page 53.
It is clean and undamaged, even the spine looks unbroken as if it hasn't even been read, the bottom of the front cover has the famous quote by Wendy Cooling which disappeared, by the third print, to a quote from the Sunday Times
There are only 3 very neat school stamps, one on the front end paper in small letters, another on page 143, and again on the inside rear cover - please see photo. They are not obtrusive and could be removed by a professional. There are no other inscriptions or marks at all, the page block is tight and it has no tears, rips or loose pages.
There is some light tanning to the inside pages which is expected and typical of the paper stock used. This is because the paper used was never intended as anything more than a disposable read.
It is a wonderful copy of the first book with ALL the famous, extremely well known errors associated with it.
Completing this item is a burgundy slipcase for you to slip your prize tome into, so it remains safe and sound.
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