Scholastic, the American publishers of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have released the artwork for the deluxe edition of the book. The hi-res cover by Mary GrandPré shows in much more detail Harry and Dumbledore surrounded by tree branches.
David Saylor, Vice President, Creative Director for Scholastic describes the cover:
"In this spectacular artwork for the Deluxe Edition, layers of mystery unfold in a forested glen, where we find Harry Potter and Dumbledore peering through dense branches.
Description of the deluxe edition:
The Deluxe Edition includes a 32-page insert featuring near scale reproductions of Mary GrandPré's interior art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom designed slipcase is foil-stamped and inside is a full-cloth case book, blind-stamped on front and back cover, foil stamped on spine. The book includes full-color endpapers with jacket art from the trade edition and a wraparound jacket featuring exclusive art from Mary GrandPré. The deluxe edition will be a total of 704 pages and have a retail value of $60.00; the print run will be 100,000 copies.
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