28th Apr, 2022 10:00

Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 69

Rowling: Harry Potter/Philosopher's Stone. Galley Proof

[Rowling (J.K.)]

[Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone]

Galley Sheet, one of a small number of copies produced for review purposes (x12?), 224 numbered pages on 109 sheets, date & time stamped ‘Harry Potter pages ‘B’ 2/25/97 11:59 (- 12.16)’ printed landscape on A4 sheets, signed by Fiona Waters to the first page, preserved in cloth archival box. [Not in Errington].

***Provenance. Als from Rosamund Walker – Children’s Marketing Manager – Bloomsbury Children’s Books to Fiona Waters 26th February 1997 – ‘Dear Fiona // Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by Joanne Rowling // ….I have enclosed a manuscript for your interest as promised……I would really appreciate if you would let me know your comments for pre-publication quotes’. Al (not signed) Fiona Waters reply to Rosamund Walker 28th March 1997 – ‘Dear Roz ….I just loved this book…..There is something about Harry Potter that reminds me of Charlie Buckett in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…’ these are the lines that are printed as the review on the rear cover of the first edition. Als. Rosamund Walker replies to Fiona Waters….Dear Fiona ‘….I can’t tell you how nice it is to hear such praise for Harry Potter, and I am sure the author will be most flattered with the allusion to Charlie Buckett’.

***Fiona Waters is an anthologist and children’s book reviewer.

Sold for £37,500

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