Deluxe Harry Potter from Bloomsbury

Deluxe Harry Potter from Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury will this November publish a deluxe edition of the illustrated Harry Potter, with artwork by Jim Kay, priced at £150.
 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Deluxe Illustrated Edition will be published alongside the £30 version, also illustrated by Kay.
 
The edition will feature an exclusive pull-out double picture of Diagon Alley and will be published with a cloth cover and slipcase, gilt edges, head and tail bands and two ribbon markers. It will be sold exclusively on the Bloomsbury.com website until March 2016 when it will be made available to retail outlets.
 
Bloomsbury first announced its plans to produce illustrated versions of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books in 2013.
 
Speaking to The Bookseller earlier this month, Kay said creating a visual representation of the Harry Potter world was “the job of a lifetime” but an “extraordinarily difficult” task.