Book #19716

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

J. K. Rowling

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; Fifteenth Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Scholastic, 1998.
ISBN: 0590353403
Illustrator: Illustrated by Mary Grandpré

Price: $110.00

An attractive first US edition/early printing in lightly soiled, Very Good+ condition in Fine dust-jacket. Purple boards with minor bumping with embossed diamond pattern and red cloth spine with slight lean, states "first American edition, October 1998." neither book nor dust-jacket have a volume number on the spine; dustjacket price of $17.95 with "Publisher's Weekly" blurb.

In Rowling's first novel of the Harry Potter phenomenon, Harry is brought up by his mean Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia Dursley, and picked on by his horrid cousin Dudley. He knows nothing about his magical birthright until ten years later, when he learns that he's to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Winner of numerous prizes, e. G. , the National Book Award, the Smarties Prize, and the Children's Book Award; B & W Illustrations; [viii], 309, [3] pages.

Author Bio

J. K. Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling (born 31 July 1965), world-renowned British writer and author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Harry Potter books won numerous awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.

Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990.

As a single mother living in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rowling became an international literary sensation in 1999, when the first three installments of her Harry Potter children's book series took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in the United Kingdom. The phenomenal response to Rowling's books culminated in July 2000, when the fourth volume in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, became the fastest-selling book in history.