London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First edition. First edition. First edition, first impression, paperback issue of the first Harry Potter book. Both paperback and hardback issues of the first impression were published on 26 June 1997.
This is one of 5,150 copies in wrappers, with all the required points of the first impression: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, the list of equipment on p. 53 with "1 wand" appearing twice in the list, and the misprint "Philospher's" on the back cover.
Octavo. Original illustrated wrappers, spine and front wrapper lettered in white, yellow, dark green and black. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Some creases to wrappers, extremities slightly rubbed, light crease to centre of spine, light toning to contents as usual. A Near Fine and bright copy.
Errington A1(aa); Grolier One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, 2015, no. 100. Near Fine. (5030) Near Fine (Item #5030)