Hard Cover. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Signed by Rowling on the dedication page. Publisher's pictorial paper-covered boards designed by Richard Horne, with an illustration by Giles Greenfield of Harry attempting to retrieve the golden egg while being pursued by the dragon in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament; in the matching pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy in a fine unclipped dust jacket. Includes the original signing event ticket for "Harry's Back!" in London on Monday, 17th July (2000). Overall, a sturdy copy of the fourth installment in Rowling's Harry Potter series that presents well in its original, strikingly illustrated dust jacket. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire tells the story of Harry and his friends in their fourth year at Hogwarts as they experience the Triwizard Tournament, an interscholastic competition between the three main wizarding academies in which Harry is erroneously entered as a superfluous fourth contestant. As the middle point in the Harry Potter heptalogy, Goblet of Fire represents a turning point in the series' maturity; just as Harry and his friends face the challenges of young adulthood, the wizarding world's fear of Voldemort's return develops into a real threat that must be reckoned with.