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As we’ve posted a few times over the past months, Bloomsbury released a deluxe illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with art by Jim Kay.  The book was officially released in the UK yesterday and is available for £150 at Bloomsbury’s website. It appears that the book can be shipped worldwide, which is good news for fans in the US and other countries who would have to wait until March 2016 when it will be available at other stores.

The deluxe illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic will feature an exclusive pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on a real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers. It is the ultimate must-have edition for any fan, collector or bibliophile. This edition will be sold exclusively from the website until March 2016 when it will be made available to retail outlets.

This special edition is an utterly enchanting feast of a book and something to treasure for a lifetime. Brimming with rich detail and humour, Jim Kay’s dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters will captivate fans and new readers alike. In oil, pastel, pencil, watercolour, pixels and a myriad of other techniques, Jim Kay has created over 115 astonishing illustrations.

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