Harry Potter : a journey through a history of magic.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury,
ISBN: 9781408890776 (pbk.) :
"Includes fascinating artefacts from the British Library's exhibition Harry Potter: a history of magic"--Front cover.
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, astronomers and alchemists.
143 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm
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