Harry Potter Philosopher’s Stone 1ST EDITION 14th Printing JK Rowling 1997

Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone 1ST EDITION 14th Printing JK Rowling 1997
Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone 1ST EDITION 14th Printing JK Rowling 1997
Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone 1ST EDITION 14th Printing JK Rowling 1997
Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone 1ST EDITION 14th Printing JK Rowling 1997

Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone 1ST EDITION 14th Printing JK Rowling 1997
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Octavo, original illustrated boards. First Edition, Fourteenth Printing of J. Rowling’s first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, one of only three books in history to sell more than 100 million copies with subsequent titles all exceeding the 50 million mark. A true piece of modern literary history that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. A very nice example of this early printing depicting the highly collectible young wizard. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. Rowling’s debut novel, first published in 1997 by Bloomsbury. The writing has been compared to that of Jane Austen, one of Rowling’s favorite authors, or Roald Dahl, whose works dominated children’s stories before the appearance of Harry Potter, and of the Ancient Greek story-teller Homer. It has been translated into several languages and its film adaption became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Binding tight and square. Original laminated paper panels present clean and unmarked. No remarkable wear to corners, hinges, edges or head and foot of spine. Text blocks about clean but for some very mild spotting. Internally clean and unmarked. Very slight separation at gutter of title page. Original dust jacket presents with nearly unremarkable wear to corners. Edges, hinges and creases clean. Moderate fading to spine with extremely light crease to foot. Flaps bright and richly colored. A very nice example. A classic work considered by many to be amongst the best, including The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, Call It Sleep by Henry Roth, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The Catcher in the Rye by J. Salinger, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell, The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather, A Death in the Family by James Agee, The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen, Deliverance by James Dickey, Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone, Falconer by John Cheever, The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles, The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, and The Great Gatsby by F. Others include titles such as, A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene, Herzog by Saul Bellow, Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, A House for Mr. Naipaul, I, Claudius by Robert Graves, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Light in August by William Faulkner, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. Lewis, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Naked Lunch by William Burroughs, Native Son by Richard Wright, Neuromancer by William Gibson, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Even further, those recognize as the best of the best include The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski, Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, A Passage to India by E. Forster, Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion, Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth, Possession by A. Byatt, The Power and the Glory by Graham Green, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, Rabbit, Run by John Updike, Ragtime by E. Doctorow, The Recognitions by William Gaddis, Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett, Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, The Sportswriter by Richard Ford, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, Ubik by Philip K. Dick, Under the Net by Iris Murdoch, Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry, Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, White Noise by Don DeLillo, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. This item is in the category “Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “twobeesrarebooks” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year Printed: 1997
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Topic: Fairy Tales & Fantasy
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Region: Europe
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Subject: Children’s
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Language: English
  • Character Family: Harry Potter
  • Publisher: London: Bloomsbury
  • Place of Publication: London
  • Special Attributes: First Edition, Original Dust Jacket, Original Binding, Early Errors, Bloomsbury UK Edition, True First Publisher, Young Wizard, Daniel Radcliff, Emma Stone, Rupert Grint, 1st Edition, Dust Jacket, Illustrated

Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone 1ST EDITION 14th Printing JK Rowling 1997