Book Title: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition
Author(s): J. K. Rowling
Category: ENGLISH BOOKS
Publisher: Children’s High-Level Group, Year: 2008
From J. K. Rowling, a new addition to the bookshelves of every Harry Potter fan: THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is an ebook of kid’s stories through the writer J. K. Rowling. There is a storybook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final ebook of the Harry Potter series.
The e-book turned into at the beginning produced in a limited edition of the best seven copies, every handwritten and illustrated by way of J. K. Rowling. One of them turned into provided for public sale through Sotheby’s in overdue 2007 and changed into anticipated to sell for £50,000 (US$77,000, €69,000); ultimately it changed into sold for £1. Ninety-five million ($3 million, €2.7 million) via Amazon, making the promoting fee the highest performed at auction for a modern literary manuscript. The cash earned at the public sale of the e-book changed into donated to The Children’s Voice charity marketing campaign.
The book changed into posted for the majority on 4 December 2008, with the proceeds going to the Children’s High-Level Group (renamed Lumos in 2010).
Rowling commenced writing the e-book quickly after finishing work on the seventh Harry Potter novel. During an interview along with her fandom, she additionally said that she used different books as a source of concept for the stories. More specially, “The Tale of the Three Brothers”, the only tale covered absolutely in The Deathly Hallows, changed into stimulated with the aid of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Pardoner’s Tale” from The Canterbury Tales.
E-book changed into the first put on the show previous to bidding on 26 November in New York and on 9 December in London. The e-book was auctioned on 13 December 2007, at Sotheby’s in London. The beginning price became £30,000 ($ sixty-two,000, € forty-six,000), and in the beginning, it turned into predicted to promote for approximately £50,000 ($103,000, €eighty,000). The last bid far surpassed all earlier projections, as in the long run, the book became bought via a representative from London exceptional artwork sellers Hazlitt Gooden and Fox on behalf of Amazon, for a total of £1.Ninety-five million ($three. Ninety-eight million, €2.28 million). This became the very best purchase charge for a present-day literary manuscript at that date. The cash earned at auction later turned into donations by using Rowling to The Children’s Voice charity marketing campaign.
Sotheby’s printed a 40-eight-page promotional catalog for the auction. The catalog featured illustrations from the book, in addition to remarks from J. K. Rowling on The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The catalog become bought as a collector’s item, and the cash from that sale also has been donated to The Children’s Voice.
Cunningham’s copy of the book changed into placed up for public sale in November 2016. It become auctioned for £368,750 on 12 December 2016. The book turned into auction via Sotheby’s in London. The e-book is a leather certain manuscript embellished with rhodochrosite gemstones and a silver skull. This reproduction functions writers be aware addressed to Cunningham which reads “To Barry, the person who thought an overlong novel about a boy wizard in glasses would possibly simply promote … THANK YOU.”