Bloomsbury, 1998, hardcover.
Book condition good, dust jacket fair.
1st edition 1st printing hardback copy indicated on the copyright page by a full 10987654321 number line.
Creased to the bottom of spine, slight wear to corners.
The binding is a little cocked and pages are slightly age browned.
There is a book plate to the FEP. Otherwise the book is bright and tight with no inscriptions.
The dust jacket is in fair condition. It is the rare first state jacket with the blue 'Smarties award' circle to the front, and the missing commas on the front flap between each of the reviewers' names and ages.
The dust jacket has not been price clipped with a price of £10.99 shown. It is faded in places with some chips.
Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last . . . even getting there is an adventure in itself! The three firm friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione, are soon immersed in the daily round of Potions, Herbology, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Quidditch. But then horrible and mysterious things begin to happen. Harry keeps hearing strange voices, sinister and dark messages appear on the wall, and then Ron's sister Ginny disappears . . .