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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Gift Edition) by  J.K Rowling - First edition-first printing of this gift edition - from Alpha 2 Omega Books and Biblio.com

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Gift Edition)

by Rowling, J.K

Condition: New/No Dj cover as issued


Mint condition.Bloomsbury Publishing,2015.First edition-first printing of this gift edition(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Pictorial orange hardback(gilt illustration on the front cover, gilt lettering to the spine, small dent on the edges of the cover) with an illustrated purple slipcase, both in mint condition, no Dj as issued.Illustrated with a b/w map.Cover and slipcase illustrations by Jonny Duddle.The book is new.336pp.A collectable gift edition.    This is another paragraph Book Description: This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, is the perfect introduction to Harry Potter. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


First published by Bloomsbury in the UK in 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone set off a literary epic that would envelop and change children's literature for the 21st Century. The first book of a seven-book series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone quickly captured the imagination and admiration of children and adults alike, and would go on to win countless awards in literature. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been translated into over seventy languages, including Latin and Greek. It, along with the other six books in the series, has been cinematically adapted as well. British Fantasy Award (1999), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adolescent Literature (2008), British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year (1998), Smarties Prize (1997), Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury (2002) ...more Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury (2002), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (2001), South Carolina Book Award for Junior Book Award (2001), Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2000), Charlotte Award (2000), Nene Award (2000), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2000), Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2001), Blue Hen Book Award for Chapter Book (2001), Nevada Young Readers' Award for Young Reader Category (2000), Sasquatch Reading Award (2000), Golden Archer Award for Middle/Junior High (2000), Indian Paintbrush Book Award (2000), Carnegie Medal Nominee (1997), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (1999) Read more: Identifying first editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Gift Edition)




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