The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)

(Item #4928) The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy). J. K. Rowling.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)
A lovely copy, warmly inscribed by the author, with the security hologram
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Presentation Copy)

London: Bloomsbury / Children's High Level Group, 2008. First trade edition. A Fine copy in the publisher's original illustrated boards. Slightest bumping to the corners, otherwise unworn. No dust jacket, as issued. Warmly inscribed by the author: "To Dan with love from J. K. Rowling" with security hologram on the half-title. After the success of the Harry Potter series, Rowling created this spin-off work of short stories, including "The Tale of the Three Brothers" which figures prominently in the plot of "The Deathly Hallows" as well as four other short tales. The author originally created seven handwritten manuscripts in 2007 as gifts for the people associated with the series, auctioning one off for charity (it brought 1.95 million pounds). The following year it was published and released in this edition and in a deluxe edition. However, unlike previous releases, there was only one signing event for this book, at the National Library of Scotland for a group of around 200 children, ages 8 - 11, selected through a lottery. The warmth of this inscription implies a more personal connection and is likely a copy given by the author to a friend. Fine (Item #4928)

Price: $3,950