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    Uncorrected Proof Copy of the First UK Edition of the Initial Harry Potter Book

    J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. [London]: Bloomsbury, [1997].

    First edition, uncorrected proof copy preceding publication. Octavo. 223, [1, blank] pp.

    In original Bloomsbury binding of white wrappers with a yellow band around the middle, and lettered in black. With the cardstock mockup of what became the pictorial boards for the first edition, complete with the early rendition of Dumbledore which made it to the first edition printing but was subsequently changed (The first UK edition of the first Harry Potter book was issued without a dust jacket). Wrappers lettered: "Uncorrected Proof Copy" at the top of the front panel. Publishing specifics and details are printed on the rear wrapper. The title page bears the error: "J. A Rowling"; while the copyright page states: "Joanne Rowling" and has the complete number row descending from 10 to 1.

    Wrappers soiled, creases to front and rear wrappers, general light wear and rubbing to corners, some dog-eared, paper just beginning to split a bit at the bottom of the spine, small ink mark to the front wrapper. Binding skewed, but still an attractive and rare original proof which preceded the true first edition of the first Harry Potter book, complete with the stiff paper mockup of the illustrated boards.

    With the creation of Harry Potter, Hermione, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and the Dursleys, J.K. Rowling has won the hearts of children and adults around the world. This is the first book in her enormously popular seven-volume tale, chronicling the orphaned Harry's adventures as he fulfills his destiny, does his homework, plays Quidditch for Hogwarts, and defends the world against the evil wizard Voldemort.


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