Joanne Kathleen Rowling (1998) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , UK first edition, first printing , published by Bloomsbury with the first state dust jacket. Signed by the author on the dedication page. This is the true first edition, published by Bloomsbury in the UK, NOT a book club, and NOT a foreign publication. Condition: a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. No previous owners names, no scribbles, no bookplates, no stamps.The boards are clean with slight shelf wear. The spine tips slightly pushed. The dust jacket is lightly faded on the spine and is NOT price clipped with light creases. This is the second book in the seminal Harry Potter series that took the world by storm causing Pottermania everywhere. According to the publisher (Bloomsbury) and printer (Clays Ltd), only 706 copies made up the first print run see Philip W. Most likely, however, the print run was higher since unsigned copies are not uncommon, perhaps as high as 7060 copies and Bloomsbury'lost a zero' in their records.
Chamber of Secrets won the British Children Book of the Year Award in 1998 following Rowlings success with Philosophers Stone in 1997. Adapted as a blockbuster film in 2002. The rest is a fairytale history for Rowling and the Harry Potter franchise. We have more signed and first edition Harry Potter books in stock including the elusive and most desired'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', Bloomsbury first edition in hardback.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, UK signed first edition" is in sale since Saturday, August 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "firstandfine" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada.