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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. by  J.K Rowling - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 137015)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

by Rowling, J.K

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  • Signed
  • first
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About This Item

London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First edition, later printing of the most desirable book in the Harry Potter series, a cornerstone of young adult literature, and one of the best-selling books of all time. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by J.K. Rowling on the title page, "To the Horlicks and Hudsons. Best wishes, J.K. Rowling." Rowling signed the present volume during a visit to North Foreland Lodge, an independent boarding school for girls in Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire. Ownership inscriptions of Jack Horlick and Camille Hudson. In very good condition. Rare and desirable signed and with noted provenance.

Synopsis

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)

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Details

Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
137015
Title
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Author
Rowling, J.K
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1997
Keywords
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone First Edition, J.K. Rowling First Edition Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service.

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wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for... [More]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [More]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [More]

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