This is the official companion book to Harry Potter: A History of Magic, opening in October 2018 at the New-York Historical Society! Readers everywhere are invited to explore the extraordinary subjects of the Hogwarts curriculumPotions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures,Defense Against the Dark Arts and moreand examine incredible historical artifacts, items from J.K. Rowling's personal archive, and stunning original artwork from Harry Potter series artists Mary GrandPré, Jim Kay, and Brian Selznick. This American edition, the complete catalogue of the nearly 160 items in the exhibition, features new pieces exclusive to the US presentation, including:
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication by Scholastic of J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone , a journey to where magic and myth began! Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a British Library exhibition, will combine century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Societywith original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowlings own archives.