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British Library: A Journey Through A History of Magic
DA3323

£12.99
In stock

Description

Want to know the secret to making a Philosopher’s Stone? Or how to safely prepare a mandrake root? This spellbinding book will take you on a journey through magical history and all the Hogwarts subjects from Herbology to Defence Against the Dark Arts. This beautiful volume accompanies the 2017 Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between the British Library, Bloomsbury and J.K. Rowling, marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Featuring weird and wonderful artefacts from the vaults at the British Library and unseen sketches and manuscripts from J.K. Rowling’s archives, this book is the perfect gift for aspiring young witches and wizards getting ready for their magical education at Hogwarts.

Paperback, 144 pages. Measures 25cm x 25cm x 1.2cm.

To see the rest of our Harry Potter Books visit the Books section of The Shop That Must Not Be Named website, which specialises in official Harry Potter merchandise and gifts.

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UK Delivery

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International Delivery

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Delivery to the Rest of the World costs from £19.95**.

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  • Please allow 14 days for returns to be processed.
  • We regret that due to hygiene regulations, unwanted earrings cannot be returned.

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