On offer a very scarce JK. Rowling (1997) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. UK first edition, third printing published by Bloomsbury, London.The book is s igned and inscribed to Ronald with best wishes [signature]. The book comes with a PSA certificate of authenticity. The inscription'to Ronald' could be interpreted as a dedication to Ron Weasley, Harry Potter's best friend. The condition of the book is beautifully preserved, or very fine in collecting terms. The first state dust jacket displaying the young wizard on the rear is slightly faded on the spine and excellent in all other aspects. This is the book which the started the global Harry Potter phenomenon.
Famously the first edition print run was only 500 copies of which 350 went straight to libraries. As a result first edition copies fetch GBP 30,000 and above. The third printing was significant as it was the first printing which included a dust jacket. Given the scarcity it can safely be assumed that the second and third printing did not exceed 2,000 copies each. The difficulty consists in finding copies in very good condition or better as initially the collectible market did not pay much attention to the book and most copies ended up with children who read and reread the book dozens of times and handled the book accordingly.
Highly sought after and a book that will always hold its value especially considering that Rowling does not sign any Harry Potter books anymore bar for charity. Please check out my other collectible books on offer. You are after a less expensive signed'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' copy? Please check out my signed first edition, 19th printing on offer; thank you!The item "JK Rowling,'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', SIGNED UK first edition" is in sale since Tuesday, November 08, 2016. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
The seller is "grogro123" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to United States, to Canada.