There were 1,000 hardcover second printing copies of Philosopher's Stone printed. The second printing was printed a few days after the first printing.
When examining a second printing of Philosopher’s Stone, there are multiple issue points present.
The number line on the copyright page reads: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
The full name, Joanne Rowling, is printed
The cover copyright illustration is printed as Thomas Taylor1997 with no space between Taylor and 1997
The phrase "1 wand" is listed once on the “Other Equipment” list found on page 53
The cover includes a quote that reads “A terrific read and a stunning first novel" Wendy Cooling
The words "Witchcraft and Wizardry" are printed correctly
The Philosopher's spelling error (see first printing issue points) has been corrected
The picture present is that of a young Dumbledore
Second Print Issue Points
Philosopher's Stone (Hardcover)
Do Judge A Book By Its Back Cover
(Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)