Signed by J. K. Rowling

    J. K. Rowling. The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger. [London]: Children's High Level Group in association with Bloomsbury, [2008].

    First UK trade edition. Signed by the author on an illustrated leaf between the title page and Contents page. Twelvemo. 108 pages plus publisher's note. Text illustrations throughout by J. K. Rowling.

    Publisher's pictorial laminated boards illustrated by the author. A few incidental fingernail marks on the boards, but overall a fine copy of a book rarely found signed by the author.

    "I can only think of three authors who are genuine creators of new fairytales: Joan Aiken, Tolkien and E. Nesbit. Rowling is the fourth, blending the comic with the gorgeously grotesque and adding her own delicate line drawings. All of these tales - funny, sinister, wise and captivating - could have come new-minted from the Brothers Grimm" (Amanda Craig, Book Review of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, The Times, December 4, 2008).

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