ROWLING, J. K. (b. 1965). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. The rare true frst edition of the beloved children’s classic, signed by the author. The frst issue, with “wand” error on p. 53. While the story of the boy wizard Harry Potter would go on to take the world by storm, Rowling was totally unknown upon its frst publication. Only 500 copies were printed of the initial run, 300 of which went to libraries. This frst edition was not issued with a dust jacket; the present copy is protected by a jacket reproducing the pictorial boards and signed by the artist. This copy is also signed by Rowling on the half-title, with a ticket laid in from the signing event at Harrods. Octavo (197 x 130mm). Harrods ticket to a signing with Rowling laid in. Original pictorial boards by Thomas Taylor (negligible wear); in custom box.