Hard Cover. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition. 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. A few light scratches to fore-edge of text block, very slight lean to spine, else fine book; fine unclipped dust jacket. Overall, a very bright and excellent copy of the fourth installment of Rowling's Harry Potter series. 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.