London: Bloomsbury, 2000. [Fantasy adventure] FIRST DELUXE EDITION, with SIGNED WATERCOLOUR painting. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.636 . Publisher's purple cloth, all edges gilt, gilt titles to spine and upper with pictorial illustration laid down. This particular copy contains a UNIQUE ORIGINAL watercolour of Harry engaged in the second task, facing one of the merpeople in the Black Lake, painted by Giles Greenfield, the cover artist, with his autograph to the lower right corner. Artwork is mounted as a frontispiece, together with the ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING, also signed. Housed in an elegant custom made fleece-lined quarter purple morroco slipcase with gilt titles and ribbon pull. Fine throughout. Item #62571
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