Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Bloomsbury, 1997
8vo (197 by 128mm.), FIRST EDITION, HARDBACK ISSUE ("10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on publisher’s imprint page and "1 wand" repeated on p. 53), original pictorial boards, browning as usual, some spotting and staining, binding bumped and slightly frayed at extremities, some very minor abrasions
ONE OF 500 COPIES OF THE FIRST HARDBACK ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION OF HARRY POTTER.
Errington, Rowling A1(a)
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