Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis by J.K. Rowling
Country: Vatican City, Ancient Rome
First Edition Latin hardback
2nd printing, printed in 2004
First printing published October 4, 2004 by Bloomsbury Childrens
Acquired: August 17, 2015
So, I go to Half Price Books a lot. You can find some great books there, with some great prices. When I saw the Irish edition of Harry Potter at the store, I never thought I would find anything as great as that there. Lo and behold, I found #14 in my collection at Half Price Books, and my mom got it for me as a present.
This edition is amazing; the dustjacket has a different texture than the Irish one and if you take it off there’s a surprise; a beautiful gold outlined Hogwarts Express that is unique to this edition. It has black boards and the original UK cover, with Dumbledore on the back instead of the “young wizard.”