Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tales of Beedle the Bard By JK Rowling Purchased by Amazon At $4M
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is extensively illustrated and handwritten by the bard herself--all 157 pages of it. It's bound in brown Moroccan leather and embellished with five hand-chased hallmarked sterling silver ornaments and mounted moonstones. Only seven copies exist in all the world and each of the never-before-told tales is handwritten and illustrated by J.K. Rowling herself (and it's quite clear from the first few pages that she has some skill as an artist).
For reviews of the stories within check out Amazon's Tales of Beedle the Bard page like:
1. "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" [CAUTION: SPOILERS WITHIN!]
2. "The Fountain of Fair Fortune" [CAUTION: SPOILERS WITHIN!]
3. "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" [CAUTION: SPOILERS WITHIN!]
4. "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump" [CAUTION: SPOILERS WITHIN!]
Here are some pictures care of Amazon:
Here's a sample of an inside page hand-written by none other than JK Rowling herself - author and creator of the Harry Potter series
Here it is again in all it's glory - moonstones, sterling silver and Moroccan leather. What do I have to give for a reprint of this book? Doesn't it make you think that if Amazon bought it, they might opt to print it one day? Hmmmm...