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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Signed 1st UK

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Signed 1st UK

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Signed 1st UK

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Signed 1st UK Hardcover - 1998

by J. K. Rowling

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
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London: Bloomsbury. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0747538492 . Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Pages are toned and some light edge wear to the jacket. Authenticated by Beckett with the sticker on the page J K Rowling has signed with a matched COA from Beckett. ; Signed by J. K. Rowling on title page. ; 7.9 X 5.1 X 1.1 inches; 251 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. ; Signed by Author .
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Details

  • Title HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Signed 1st UK
  • Author J. K. Rowling
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition; First Printing
  • Pages 251
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Bloomsbury, London
  • Date 1998
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 150592
  • ISBN 9780747538493 / 0747538492
  • Dimensions 7.8 x 5.08 x 0.94 in (19.81 x 12.90 x 2.39 cm)
  • Ages 07 to 18 years
  • Grade levels 2 - 13
  • Dewey Decimal Code E

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About this book

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The story follows Harry Potter, a young wizard attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as he and his friends Ron and Hermione investigate a series of attacks on students by a mysterious monster. Harry discovers the monster is actually a basilisk, a giant serpent that can kill with a single glance. With the help of his friends and new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry must enter the Chamber of Secrets to defeat the basilisk and save his schoolmates, including Ron's younger sister Ginny who has been taken hostage by the evil wizard, Tom Riddle.

First Edition Identification

The first edition of Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets was published in the UK by Bloomsbury, in 1998. "First published in Great Britain in 1998" is stated on the copyright page with a number line of “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”, and the printer stated as "Clays Ltd, St Ives plc”.

The boards are illustrated to match the dust jacket, which has a price of £10.99 on the bottom corner of the front flap. The two reviews printed on the dust jacket were by The Sunday Times, and The Independent on Saturday. Early printings lack the Hogwarts logo on the copyright page which was later added to hardcover editions. First printings of the paperback edition do have the logo. 

Printed in 1999 by Scholastic Press, the first US edition of Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets is also very valued in the book market. The copyright page has the full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1       9/9 0/0 1 2 3 4". "First American edition, June 1999" is stated on the same page. Boards are in blue with an embossed diamond pattern and a green cloth spine. The original price was $17.95. 

Note -  there are book club editions that have the same full number line, but they don’t have the diamond pattern on the boards.


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