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Images from the upcoming Gift Editions – and a theory about the Deluxe Illustrated edition

October 24, 2016

This year Bloomsbury published two new editions for its slipcase collection of Harry Potter books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (January) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (April). Next month is the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in this format – and we have the images of the remaining books – from The Order of the Phoenix to The Deathly Hallows.

Goblet of Fire - Slipcase Edition
Goblet of Fire – Slipcase Edition

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Gift Edition will be published on November 10th, just in two weeks. It is the last book to be published in this format this year. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, both in this edition, will be out on May 4th, 2017 (date not confirmed by Bloomsbury). Meanwhile, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be available from July 13th, 2017. Looks like Bloomsbury wants to release them before the new Hogwarts Houses edition, so they can avoid overlapping them.

These are the previews of this new Gift Edition:

Order of the Phoenix - Slipcase Edition
Order of the Phoenix – Slipcase Edition
Half-Blood Prince - Slipcase Edition
Half-Blood Prince – Slipcase Edition
Deathly Hallows - Slipcase Edition
Deathly Hallows – Slipcase Edition

The colors of the boxes used in this slipcased edition could be a clue for what we can expect in the deluxe illustrated editions – since it seems they are following a pattern. It is easy to see that the colors used in the slipcase editions are the same that Bloomsbury uses in the deluxe illustrated edition for each book published so far: Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets.

This could mean the Design Department at Bloomsbury already picked the color for each book. If that’s true, this is how the deluxe illustrated edition would look for the remaining books:

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