Artwork from deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Cover art from the deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Scholastic have released the exclusive deluxe edition artwork for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book due in stores on July 16th.  The deluxe edition will be published simultaneously with the trade edition.  The dramatic art was created by Mary GrandPré, the acclaimed illustrator of all U.S. editions of the Harry Potter books.
“In this spectacular artwork for the Deluxe Edition, layers of mystery unfold in a forested glen, where we find Harry Potter and Dumbledore peering through dense branches,” said David Saylor, Vice President, Creative Director, Scholastic.  “Once again, Mary GrandPré’s mysterious artwork beautifully features an eerie scene that tantalizes the reader with hints from the soon-to-be released, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”
The Deluxe Edition includes a 32-page insert featuring near scale reproductions of Mary GrandPré’s interior art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom designed slipcase is foil-stamped and inside is a full-cloth case book, blind-stamped on front and back cover, foil stamped on spine.  The book includes full-color endpapers with jacket art from the trade edition and a wraparound jacket featuring exclusive art from Mary GrandPré. The deluxe edition will be a total of 704 pages and have a retail value of $60.00; the print run will be 100,000 copies.

The deluxe edition is available to pre-order via Amazon.

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