Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. First Deluxe Edition (1999)
Book ID: 66208
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1999. First Edition, First Issue. Fine as issued in red, publisher’s cloth with title and author’s facsimile signature blocked in gilt to upper board. Housed in matched coloured solander box.
First Printing of the deluxe collectors’ edition of the first book in the ‘Harry Potter’ series.
The deluxe editions started to appear in 1999 and were completed with the finial volume in the series ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007.
The Bloomsbury Archives record that 4869 copies of the first issue deluxe Philosopher’s Stone were printed. A relative small run when compared to the 46,500 copies of the deluxe ‘Deathly Hallows’ in 2007.