The true first issue of the hardback - one of 500 copies produced
J K Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – First UK Edition 1997 Bloomsbury
A first edition, hardback first issue, published by Bloomsbury in 1997 with correct number string. With Joanne Rowling showing on the copyright page, the additional ‘wand’ to page 53 and the incorrect spelling of ‘Philospher’s’ to rear board. Fading to edges and to spine - some wear to the edges also. No inscriptions. Light stain to the corner of the first few pages. Corners a little bumped. Incredibly rare and at the time of writing, the only copy available for sale. The book was produced by Bloomsbury and numbered 500 copies. Perhaps 300 went to libraries. This copy is therefore probably one of 200 to survive.