Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; Fifteenth Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 309,  pages
Publisher: New York: Scholastic, 1998.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Mary Grandpré
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.