first edition Hardcover
1999 · New York
by Rowling, J. K.; Illustrations by Mary Grandpré
New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, An Imprint of Scholastic Books, 1999. First American edition. Hardcover. Good +/very good. Mary Grandpré. SIGNED. 341pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] 1/2 green cloth with blue paper with embossed diamond patterns over boards. Red endpapers. No "Year 2" badge on the spine. The spine is prominently rolled, the spine ends are bumped, and the underlying boards are exposed at the corners. There are a couple of small stains on the boards. In the dust jacket, with minor edge-wear. First American edition, first printing. The second book in the series. This copy is signed by J. K. Rowling on the title page.
We acquired the book from a client in Washington D. C. When he originally contacted us he wrote, "The book is a first edition, first printing of the 2nd book. It's the American edition, hardcover. I got it signed when I was a kid and JK Rowling did a book signing at Politics and Prose, a beloved local bookstore here in DC. The event was on October 19, 1999. (Inventory #: 62378)