“Hope springs forever": First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Signed by Her and Rupert Grint
Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Item Number: 35014
London: Whizz Hard Books/ Lumos, 2016.
First British edition of this edition of both Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Octavo, original boards.Both volumes are signed by J. K. Rowling. Quidditch is signed on the front free endpaper and Tales of Beedle the Bard is signed on the half title page. In near fine condition, with the original slipcase. These copies were signed at the premier of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Rare and desirable signed by Rowling.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. An introduction, notes, and illustrations are by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary is by Albus Dumbledore.
Other Books by this Author
London: Bloomsbury Books, 2008.
First British edition of this wizarding classic. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by J. K. Rowling on the dedication page with the author’s hologram sticker on the top right corner. In fine condition without wear. No dust jacket was issued for this title.
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more": First Edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloomsbury, 2005.
First edition of the sixth and penultimate novel in Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Jason Cockcroft.
London: Bloomsbury Books, 2008.
First British edition of this wizarding classic. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “To Annie, J.K Rowling.” With the author’s hologram sticker on the top right corner. Laid in is an instant self-adhesive tattoo of Harry Potter’s signature lightning bolt scar, produced by Bloomsbury. In fine condition without wear. No dust jacket was issued for this title.
“Hope springs forever": Rare Limited First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Inscribed by Her
The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the Original Runes by Hermione Granger. With Commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore.
London: The Children's High Level Group, 2008.
First edition, limited issue of this wizarding classic. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the half-title page, with the authentication hologram. Octavo, original brown morocco-patterned boards, cornerpieces and centrepiece to front board of silver metal with blue faux gems, metal clasp, green silk bookmark. Housed in the embroidered velvet bag within the publisher’s calf case with gilt titles. This specially bound edition includes a portfolio of ten additional prints by Rowling that were not issued with the trade or the manuscript editions. Rare and desirable signed, as there was only one book signing event held at the National Library of Scotland. Two hundred children, selected through a lottery, attended the signing.
“Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch": First Edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Little Brown, 2016.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the front free endpaper. This book was signed at the premier of the movie, bearing the same name. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket layout design by Duncan Spelling. Rare signed.
Harry Potter Series Complete Deluxe Set. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows.
London: Bloomsbury, 1997-2007.
First editions of the deluxe edition of each book in Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Octavo, 7 volumes, original decorative cloth as issued. Each volume is signed by J.K. Rowling and were collected in person by the previous owner. The Prisoner of Azkaban is inscribed. In fine condition. No dust jackets were issued for these volumes. Scarce and desirable.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.
First edition of Fisher’s classic treatise. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941.” Near fine in the rare dust jacket that has a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Cambridge: Blackwell, 1991.
Second edition of the economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Dear Mike: Thank you for your interest and attention. Best Wishes Harry Markowitz.” In near fine condition, without the dust jacket.
First Edition of Golden Rules of Economic Growth; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Edmund Phelps
New York: W.W. Norton & Norton Company, Inc., 1966.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book, a collection of twelve essays in mathematical economics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edmund Phelps on the title page. Slip for review laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.