ROWLING (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "27.7.97 For Meera, Donnie, Nastassia and Kai, with lots of love from Jo (also known as J.K. Rowling)", Bloomsbury, 1997
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ROWLING (J.K.)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "27.7.97 For Meera, Donnie, Nastassia and Kai, with lots of love from Jo (also known as J.K. Rowling)", Bloomsbury, 1997
Sold for £106,250 (US$ 142,135) inc. premium

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ROWLING (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "27.7.97 For Meera, Donnie, Nastassia and Kai, with lots of love from Jo (also known as J.K. Rowling)", Bloomsbury, 1997 ROWLING (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "27.7.97 For Meera, Donnie, Nastassia and Kai, with lots of love from Jo (also known as J.K. Rowling)", Bloomsbury, 1997 ROWLING (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "27.7.97 For Meera, Donnie, Nastassia and Kai, with lots of love from Jo (also known as J.K. Rowling)", Bloomsbury, 1997 ROWLING (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "27.7.97 For Meera, Donnie, Nastassia and Kai, with lots of love from Jo (also known as J.K. Rowling)", Bloomsbury, 1997
ROWLING (J.K.)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "27.7.97 For Meera, Donnie, Nastassia and Kai, with lots of love from Jo (also known as J.K. Rowling)", publisher's imprint page with the number sequence from 10 down to 1, and the author cited as 'Joanne Rowling', p.53 with the duplication of "1 wand" on the equipment list, publisher's pictorial boards, 8vo, Bloomsbury, 1997

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  • AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST HARRY POTTER NOVEL, INSCRIBED TO A FRIEND AND HER FAMILY. The inscription is dated one month and a day after the book was published on 26 June 1997, this being one of the the first copies supplied to Rowling by the publisher. She and Meera had met when their daughters Jessica and Nastassia were attending the same nursery in Edinburgh.
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