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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition Hard Back 1st Edition - £27 Pre order @ Bloomsbury / Amazon
Note: Amazon have now dropped their pre-order price to match. For those who are not aware, a new edition of Harry Potter books are coming out, fully illustrated by award winning artist Jim Kay. This … Read more
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fireman1

Lovely illustrations but talk about trying to squeeze more money out of … Lovely illustrations but talk about trying to squeeze more money out of the franchise. this book originally came out in 1997. That's an 18 year old book (that you could probably get free) with new pictures and a big new price.



True (apart from the free bit), though I am a massive Harry Potter fan and I only own one of the (physical) books so far and that was the one that was in the loft of the house I bought! So I'll be getting these.

This is the first illustrated edition though, so at least it's not just the exact same books with a new cover. The artwork is all new and would have taken Jim Kay a long time to do and in my personal opinion, is a really nice addition.

Good price vs RRP

Lovely illustrations but talk about trying to squeeze more money out of the franchise. this book originally came out in 1997. That's an 18 year old book (that you could probably get free) with new pictures and a big new price.

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Yep, getting voted cold despite this being the cheapest place to buy from a reputable seller.

By the way, anyone finding this cheaper on places like FishPond.co.uk - be warned, please take a look at site reviews for that before you hand over any money! Scam-tastic!

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Some example pics below

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There are more examples all over the web, this should give you a general idea of the quality of the artwork. Personally, I think it looks great.




Edited by: "DivideByZero" 22nd May 2015