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    [J. K. Rowling]. The Tales of Beedle the Bard. [London: 2008]. First edition, collector's issue.

    More Information: [J. K. Rowling]. The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the original runes by Hermoine Granger. With Commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore. [London: Children's High Level Group, 2008]. First edition, first printing (with number line: "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  08 09 10 11 12") of the special collector's edition sold exclusively by Amazon.  Twelvemo. 179, [1, colophon]. Special collector's binding of brown morocco, five metal embellished ornaments with blue beads on front board, metal fastening clip affixed to fore-edge of rear board; velvet drawstring bag. Ten loose prints are housed in the original printed envelope. Book and prints are housed together in the publisher's specially-designed box which resembles a large tome (embossed two-tone leather, spine lettered in gilt, gilt edges). Minor rubbing, soiling to box. Print envelope has mild creases at edges. Near fine. This edition, produced by Amazon and Andrews McMeel, mimics the binding of one of the seven original handwritten copies, six of which were designed as gifts by Rowling, one was sold at auction for charity (Amazon bought it for nearly two million pounds). The sale of this edition also went to charity. Errington A15(aaa).

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