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Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition Catalog

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Exhibition opening Oct 5, 2018.
Available to ship approx. October 5, 2018.  Pre-order today!

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 curriculum—Potions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures,Defense Against the Dark Arts and more—and 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:

  • Never-before-seen artwork by Mary GrandPré
  • Correspondence between J.K. Rowling and her American editor, Arthur Levine
  • Original Harry Potter cover artwork by Brian Selznick
  • Exciting historical artifacts from the New-York Historical Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and more!

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication by Scholastic of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s 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 Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives. On view October 5, 2018.

    • Age Range: 10 years and up
    • Grade Level: 5 and up
    • 272 pages
    • 10 x 9 x 10.5 inches
    ITEM NUMBER: 17673

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