London: Bloomsbury, 1999. [Fantasy novel] FIRST DELUXE EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.251; ;  reviews;  facsimile letters from fans;  black and white reproduction of cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, illustration by Cliff Wright of Ron and Harry in the flying Ford Anglia to upper, along with gilt titles and gilt reproduction of Rowling's signature, with titles and publisher's imprint in gilt to spine; all edges matt gilt, blue endpapers. A absolutely fine/as-new copy in the original shrinkwrap with publisher's bar-coded price label to rear (cellophane discreetly opened to one end only, to verify the first printing status). The second novel of the perennially popular children's series. Harry returns to Hogwarts for his second year, though this year he gets there by rather unusual means. Voldermort makes another attempt to return to dominate the wizarding world, but Mr Potter, and his companions Ron and Hermione, continue to defy him. Item #58156
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