The Boy Who Lived
The first Harry Potter, 1997
ROWLING, J.K. (b. 1965). Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997.
The rare true first edition, first issue, with the "wand" error on p.53, number sequence 10 to 1 on the imprint page, and the misspelling of ‘Philosopher’s’ on the lower board. While the story of the boy wizard Harry Potter would go on to take the world by storm, Rowling was totally unknown upon its first publication. Only 500 copies were printed of the initial run, 300 of which went to libraries.
Octavo. (Minor dampwrinkling to lower corner, just visible on first four pages.) Original pictorial boards by Thomas Taylor (some soft scrapes to upper cover, slight lean, slight rubbing to tips). Else an attractive copy, free from library or other ownership marks.
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
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