New York: Arthur A Levine, Scholastic Press. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #003873
Each volume near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Each volume the First Edition (stated on the copyright page) and First Printing published in the United Sates. Volume One, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, has the first state dust jacket with the price of $16.95 on the front flap, the blurb on the back cover being from The Guardian in London, and two bar codes on the rear panel with the number "51695" above the smaller one. The volume itself has purple boards with a diamond design , with dark end papers. This volume has the most wear of the seven, but is still near fine. At the bottom of the spine there is rubbing that obscures most of the publisher's name, a small area on the bottom text block where the red has bled just a tad, and light wear to the bottom edge of the board. The bottom of the jacket spine also has wear, including a very small area where the laminate has risen from the paper. Both spine ends have a bit of push as well. Volume Two, the Chamber of Secrets, has the price of $17.95 on the front flap, and without the number "2" on the jacket spine, both requirements of the first edition. All other volumes are stated American First Editions, with full number lines. Each with very limited wear, perhaps a bit of push to the spine ends. Volume 6, Prince, has a very small closed tear at the top of the spine, not visible from the outside of the jacket.