First Edition of the Second Harry Potter Book with a Bold Rowling Signature

    J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. [London]: Bloomsbury, [1998].

    First edition, first state, with the following first state issue points: copyright page number line is descending from 10 on the left to 1 on the right; front flap of the dust jacket, paragraph 5, lines 1 and 2 does not show "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in italics; paragraph 5, line 7, "Tom El-Shawk Age 11" has no comma after the name, and age has a capital "A"; paragraph 6, line 1, "Harry Potter" is not italicized; paragraph 6, line 5, "Harry" is not italicized; paragraph 6, line 7, "Katrina Farrant Age 10" has no comma after the name and age has a capital "A." Boldly signed "J. K. Rowling" on the dedication page. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from HP4U. Small octavo. [256] pages.

    Original pictorial boards. Publisher's first state dust jacket. Minimal toning to the top edge of the textblock. One minor crease to the front flap of the dust jacket. Ever so slightly over-opened at the title page. Altogether, a near fine copy of a book rarely found signed in any condition.

    J. K. Rowling has captured the hearts and minds of Muggles around the world with her incredibly successful Harry Potter series. This second book covers Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, when the mysterious Chamber of Secrets is opened, and Harry and friends must battle to safeguard their lives and the world.

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