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    First Edition in Wrappers with a Rowling Signature

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

    First edition signed on a card by author J. K. Rowling, with all first issue points, including "Joanne Rowling", "Thomas Taylor1997" (no space before year) and the complete number sequence "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on the copyright page, along with "1 wand" listed twice on page 53. A card featuring the front cover artwork signed by J. K. Rowling is set into the inside rear cover using clear plastic mounting corners. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from HP4U. Twelvemo. 223 pages.

    Original pictorial stiff wrappers. This, the first book in the Harry Potter series, was issued simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover, and is rare in both bindings. The pages have toned lightly as is common with this title, minimal edge wear to the covers, and minor creasing and a very small dampstain to the bottom edge of the rear cover. Overall, a tight copy of Rowling's first book in near fine condition accompanied by a rare signed card.

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