Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1997, uncorrected proof copy
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Bloomsbury, 1997
8vo (198 by 128mm.), UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY, original printed wrappers in white, black and yellow, SEPARATE PROOF SHEET OF PROPOSED ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS, crease to proof sheet as usual
A MINT COPY OF THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT OF THE FIRST HARRY POTTER NOVEL. The text was slightly re-set for the first English edition and the title-page gives the author as “J.A Rowling”. Errington notes that “an unconfirmed print-run of 200 copies is generally accepted” which “is also the figure noted by Bloomsbury”. The proof sheet of the proposed illustrated wrappers is rarely present.
Errington, Rowling AA1(a)
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