HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE. The Deluxe Edition.
London: Bloomsbury, 1999. Taylor, Thomas. Third Printing of The Deluxe Edition. Hard Cover. Large octavo. Original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, pictorial paper label onlaid on front panel, Rowling's signature embossed in gilt on front cover. All edges gilt with silk ribbon bookmark bound in. 223 pp. This is the Third Impression of the Deluxe Edition, with the code 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 on the copyright page. Small ink name to front free endpaper plus another small inscription (smae name) dated Christmas, 1999 on the first leaf (the half-title leaf); otherwise a near fine copy without dust jacket (there was no dust jacket issued with this edition). Near Fine. Item #312781
¶ The deluxe issues are presented in a larger format than the standard trade edition hardcovers, and are in decorative cloth bindings. The Harry Potter Series is the most popular fantasy series ever written as well as the best-selling book series in history; they have been translated into eighty languages. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal and to overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic. A series of many genres, including fantasy, drama, coming of age, and the British school story, and includes elements of mystery, thriller, adventure, horror, and romance.