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The Gammage Cup.

Published: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1959

Stock code: 89563

Price: £1,000

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First edition, first printing. An ALA notable children’s title, also 1960 Newbery Honor title. This fantasy novel for young adults returned to the spotlight in 1999 during a legal dispute over J. K. Rowling’s invention of the word Muggles in the Harry Potter series. Muggles is a character in this novel, although Carol Kendall was more amused by the coincidence than inclined to bring suit.

Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettering to spine black, with the dust jacket. Erik Blegvad illustrations. An excellent copy with small ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Dust jacket with light wear to ends of spine, mild toning to rear panel.

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