A Journey Through a History of Magic

A Journey Through a History of Magic

by British Library

Paperback Publication Date: 06/11/2017

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An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.

This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomersand alchemists.

The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition,Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

ISBN:
9781408890776
9781408890776
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
06-11-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
250x249x13mm
Weight:
0.78kg
British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers, and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.

Among the greatest treasures in the Library's collection are two copies of the Magna Carta from 1215; the Lindisfarne Gospels; Leonardo da Vinci's notebook; the first edition of the Times (London) from 18 March 1788; manuscripts of the Beatles' lyrics; and the recording of Nelson Mandela's speech given at his trial.

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