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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, 1)

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Bought as gift, the dust cover illustration seems slightly darker compared to my copy but all the illustrations inside are the same so it isn't a problem and could probably be down to different print runs of the book maybe? Although I’m an adult, I still struggle to last so long reading hundreds of thousands of words without a picture.

It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. After the idea for Harry Potter came to her on a delayed train journey in 1990, she plotted out and started writing the series of seven books and the first, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , was published in the UK in 1997. Jo loved living in the countryside and spent most of her time wandering across fields and along the river Wye with her sister. So to paint a picture, I'm a bit of a hefty bearded metaller with little mini-me's causing havoc wherever we go but one thing will always stick with me and that is Harry Potter.

She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 78 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous – or both.K. Rowling also wrote three short companion volumes for charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in aid of Comic Relief, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of her international children’s charity, Lumos.

Large format red hardback(blue lettering to the spine,two small dents on the edges of the cover, small nick on the edges of the front cover) with DJ (a couple of small nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition. They are lovely hardcovers and heavy books and the best bits are the amazing illustrations throughout the books.Plenty of copies out there but this book is brand new, unread and a first edition, first print example in this superb format and has the coveted number 1 showing to the publication page.

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