Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's ...
Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike. When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Fine in fine dust jacket. UK third impression of the Ted Smart Book People issue. Unusual to find one in collectable condition as these were much read. This copy is fine with a fractional lean in fine unclipped and unfaded jacket. Has the 'Brown' Wizard to back panel and top of spine. Ted Smart / The Book People 1998. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. The fifth printing of the first Canadian edition. Original publisher's illustrated hardcovers, in original illustrated dust jacket. Mildest toning to edges of text. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked book in similar dust jacket (now in removable archival mylar sleeve). Very neat. Bloomsbury imprint to title page and verso; Raincoast to boards and jacket. From the British edition, with "Printed and bound in Canada by Friesens" on copyright page, along with printing line descending to "5". An early printing, with just the second book in the series listed verso half-title. Really a superb copy.
2000. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. Fourteenth Print. British Deluxe Edition. The First Book in the Harry Potter Series. Red cloth, with gilted page edges. No Dust jacket as issued. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
F- No Jacket. 8vo. original pictorial laminated boards (spine ends slightly rubbed); pp. 224 (last blank). Printed and bound in Australia by Australian Print Group, Maryborough, Vic. Number sequence 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. A near fine copy of the scarce Australian issue of the first edition.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First edition, first impression by printing line, printed in Australia. Unmarked. The dust jacket is intact with Smarties 1997 Gold Award label printed on front.
223pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Illustrated paper over boards, with a matching dust jacket. The book and dust jacket are in near fine condition. Winner of the 1997 Smarties Gold Award, and short-listed for the 1997 Carnegie Award. An Australian first edition of the first novel in the Harry Potter series. Since the first book was originally published in Great Britain in 1997, Rowling's seven novels have been translated into sixty-eight languages, and have sold over four hundred million copies in more than two hundred countries..
An excellent introduction to the "Harry Potter" series which sets the scene in a very interesting and enthralling manner. It explains everything from Harry's life to his acceptance at Hogwarts School and the subsequent events that follow during his adventures with his companions Ron and Hermoine. It is an excellent book which is extremely difficult to put down once you start reading it, and easily captivates the reader. I would recommend it to anyone.
Jan 31, 2008
Draws you into the series
I bought this for my wife for Christmas. She enjoyed it (as she had the movies) and said that the images you picture in your head from reading is most times better than what they actually show in the movies. This first book does a good job of pulling the reader into the 'Potter' series.
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