This glorious, once-in-a-generation collector's edition of J.K. Rowling's classic first story will take you on the magical journey of a lifetime ... Galloping gargoyles! 2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling's magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! In celebration of 25 years of Harry Potter magic, Bloomsbury is proud to be releasing a special commemorative edition of the original story, with a wealth of special features and celebratory bonus content guaranteed to delight brand-new readers and long-time fans alike: - Beautiful hardback edition for the perfect special gift - Original front cover from the very first 1997 edition, illustrated by Thomas Taylor - one of the most iconic book covers of the twentieth century - Available for one year only - get your copy while stocks last! - Original drawings from J.K. Rowling's own archive - Thomas Taylor's charming account of illustrating the cover for the first time, as a young artist - Fully updated story text, with refreshed design, to provide the perfect reading experience Harry Potter lives in the cupboard under the stairs at his uncle and aunt's house at number four, Privet Drive - until the day when a mysterious letter arrives from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and a giant on a flying motorcycle arrives to change his life with four simple words: 'Harry - yer a wizard.' Since its first publication, Harry Potter and his epic adventures have become a cultural phenomenon, bewitching millions of readers all across the globe. This irresistible anniversary edition will bring back treasured memories for the fans who remember the excitement when Harry's journey first began, as well as introduce a new generation to the unforgettable story of the Boy Who Lived.