Mary GrandPré. Hard Cover. New York: Scholastic Press, 2005. First American Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First American edition, first printing. Illustrated by Mary GrandPré. Publisher's purple boards and black cloth, with a checker pattern to the boards in blind, spine lettered in metallic purple; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by GrandPré, with an illustration to the front panel of Harry and Dumbledore peering into the Pensieve, lettered in metallic purple. Fine book; in a fine unclipped dust jacket. Overall, a bright and beautiful copy of the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. Errington A13(aaa). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the penultimate novel in the Harry Potter series and accordingly addresses many of the mysteries of the wizarding world that enshrouded the first five novels. In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry works with Professor Dumbledore to prepare for his final showdown with Voldemort - a battle of good versus evil that will determine the fate of the wizarding and muggle worlds alike. Notably, The Half-Blood Prince is significantly darker than the series' preceding novels and sets the stage for its final installment Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.