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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

So, somehow I had missed the fact that this was being released on Tuesday until it was released. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and ordered it straight away. It arrived this evening.

 

Let me just say that this is one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen, which is saying something. It is large, and heavy, with illustrations of all shapes and sizes interspersed with the texts. There are full page layouts, double-paged layouts, and small pictures within the text. 

 

But rather than try to tell you how gorgeous this book is, I'd rather show you.

 

 

You can see this full page image of Harry on one side and on the opposite page, a small drawing of a spider.

 

Here is an overleaf illustrations of the unicorn in the forbidden forest. This is probably the most beautiful illustration in the book. The picture doesn't do it justice.

 

 

It takes up two full pages. It is so gorgeous that it literally made me choke up.

 

And here is an illustration of a chapter heading.

 

 

And a random page with small illustrations in the margins

 

 

And finally, a pencil portrait of Harry. 

 

 

I spent $22.00 on this book, and it is easily worth double that. The pictures cannot begin to do justice to the thing of beauty that is this edition. I am waiting eagerly for the release of the remaining six. For Harry Potter fans, this is a must buy.