Lot 40
  • 40

Rowling, J.K.

70,000 - 100,000 USD
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  • ink and paper
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. London: Bloomsbury, 1999. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. All 8vo, in publisher's pictorial boards, with original dust-jackets (except Philosopher's Stone, which was not originally issued in jacket and is seen here with a protective reprinted jacket); each fine. In custom cloth cases.

Catalogue Note

First editions, each signed by Rowling and the artist who designed the dust-jacket (Thomas Taylor, Cliff Wright and Giles Greenfield). 

The fantastical story of orphaned wizard Harry Potter's rise to greatness to defeat Lord Voldermort breathed new life into the fantasy fiction genre. With a limited print run of 500 copies, 300 of which went to libraries, JK Rowling's debut novel gained immediate critical acclaim by winning the National Book Award in 1997. With each installment more anticipated than last, the Harry Potter series has had unparalleled commercial success and cultural recognition; the coined term "muggle" has even made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary.

Four first editions of the story of the boy who lived