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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by  J. K Rowling - First printing - 1998 - from Evening Star Books and Biblio.com

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by Rowling, J. K

Condition: Very near Fine/very near Fine


New York: Arthur A. Levine, 1998. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 309 pp. All first issue points present (price of $16.95 intact, purple diamond patterned boards bound in red, only the Guardian blurb on rear panel; full numberline on copyright page). A gorgeous and vibrant copy of this scarce modern fantasy classic. A beautiful copy with what appears to have been a drop of water spilled causing a tiny area of discoloration on the top edge of the jacket's front panel and an even tinier area of discoloration on the same edge of the front board. Otherwise, both the book and dustjacket are in Fine condition.




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Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)

J. K. Rowlings amazing first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States.

We start off by meeting Harry Potter and his horrible family. Harry is an orphan, and lives in a tiny room under the stairs, serving his family by cooking and cleaning.

One day, he gets a letter from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, and his life takes a serious turn!

Join Harry as he explores Hogwarts, makes lasting friendships, and begins his life as an intrepid young wizard in this award-winning story!

Winner of:  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) 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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On Aug 26 2011, SherlockJr said:
  "THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK. THE BEST BEGINNING FOR THE BEST SERIES EVER WRITTEN. "

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