J. K. Rowling. Set of Five Deluxe-Issue Harry Potter Books...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionJ. K. Rowling. Set of Five Deluxe-Issue Harry Potter Books. London: Bloomsbury, [1999-2003]. Deluxe editions, various printings, each inscribed by the author to a single recipient. Five volumes, comprising: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. [London]: Bloomsbury, . Eleventh printing, inscribed: "to Jack [--], / who made an excellent / choice of parents! / With lots and lots of love / J. K. Rowling." [Together with:] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. [London]: Bloomsbury, . Ninth printing, inscribed: "to Jack / with lots of love / J. K. Rowling / (Jo) / x." [and:] Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. [London]: Bloomsbury, . Tenth printing, inscribed: "to Jack again! / lots of love / J. K. Rowling / (Jo)." [and:] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. [London]: Bloomsbury, . Sixth printing, inscribed: "to Jack / your Mum and I put up with a lot of parrots so that this book could get written! / J. K. Rowling." [and:] Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. [London]: Bloomsbury, . First printing. Inscribed: "to Jack, / with lots of love again / J. K. Rowling / X."
Octavos (9.125 x 6 inches; 232 x 151 mm.). Various paginations; half-title and title vignette ornaments. Publisher's uniformly-styled cloth (in red, light blue, green, purple and dark red), front boards and spines lettered in gilt, front boards with square paper illustrations affixed in gilt double-ruled border and gilt-stamped facsimile author signature; all edges trimmed and gilt. All housed together in the original cloth slipcase. Regular light shelfwear to the extremities of the bindings and slipcase; some very minor dust soiling. Nearly fine. Errington A1(d), A2(e), A7(c), A9(b) and A12(b).
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