Children's High Level Group, 2008. Illustrated by J K. Rowling. First Printing of this Collector's Edition published exclusively for Amazon. Hardcover. Very Fine/As new / Publisher's sleeve and decorative box Very Fine/As New. Item #4979
Still sealed in the publisher's wrapper. This edition has never been opened. There is a slight tear in the publisher's shrink wrap which has exposed the dust jacket and resulted in minor soiling. However, the edition has never been removed from the shrink wrap and the book never opened. As New/Fine+ condition with the exception of the soiling to the removable plastic front cover.
Housed in a faux book box that is artificially aged with "secret" compartments lined in felt that house the book and folio envelope containing 10 Collector's Edition prints.
The book itself is brown leatherette with a metal clasp to keep it locked shut and ornamental decorations including a skull with replica jeweled eyes. In very fine condition, housed in a red velvet bag with a facsimile of Rowling's signature.
The 10 prints are enclosed in the original publisher's folio and are also in very fine condition, ready for framing. Folio/envelope in fine condition and displays a parchment-like effect that matches the aged aesthetic of the set. These collector's edition prints are not found in the standard or original copy of the book.
Comes with the publisher's "This Side Up" sleeve that shows some soiling. This special edition sold out almost immediately upon publication in December 2008 and remains a highly sought after collectible.
Price: $485.00 other currencies