True First Edition of the First Harry Potter BookJ.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, .
The true first edition, first printing, of the first Harry Potter book, with "Copyright © Text Joanne Rowling 1997" and "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" present on the copyright page. Octavo. 223, [1, blank].
Luxuriously bound by The Chelsea Bindery (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full red and purple morocco. Single fillet borders, front board with gilt side title, gilt facsimile signature of the author, and large sunken panel, bordered in blind, reproducing the original color pictorial label for this volume in onlaid multicolored morocco (rear board reproducing the original illustration of Dumbledore on this volume, also in onlaid multicolored morocco). Spine decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins ruled and decoratively tooled in gilt, cream-colored watered silk doublures and liners, all edges stamped in silver with hologram stars. A fine copy housed in a custom gilt quarter red morocco case lined in red suede.
A stunning example of a fine binding, executed with great care by the artist-binders of The Chelsea Bindery.
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