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Contest to Win Collector's Edition of "Beedle the Bard" from AbeBooks

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Posted by: Edward
January 08, 2009, 12:46 PM

Online retailer AbeBooks.com has announced a new contest to win the Collector's Edition of The Tales of Beelde the Bard by J. K. Rowling and a copy of the Sotheby's auction catalog from the original December 2007 auction.  Open to residents of the United States and Canada over the age of 13, this contest asks you to answer the following question:

The seven hand-written editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard feature moonstones mounted into their covers. Which 19th century author wrote a novel called ‘The Moonstone’ that was published in 1868?
To enter, click here.  This contest will run through January 20, 2009, and the grand prize winner will be chosen on or around January 27, 2009.  Full contest rules can be found via this link.

Good luck!

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25 Comments

Robyn

I’m so happy i already have my own beautiful copy! Good luck to all you leaky-ers!! I hope a real fan wins it and not just someone who is going to sell it!! :)

Posted by Robyn on January 08, 2009, 09:23 PM report to moderator
Tegalto

Dang… winner has to answer a “skill-testing question” unaided by anything or anyone… and you have to sign an affidavit saying you didn’t cheat. I wonder how hard the question is?

Posted by Tegalto on January 08, 2009, 11:38 PM report to moderator
Sylvie

I’m entering. Even though I have the collector’s edition already…
Finally something we Canadians can enter.

Posted by Sylvie on January 08, 2009, 11:50 PM report to moderator
emmy

Wait. Are we talking about the Collector’s Edition from Amazon? Errr, why does everyone want to win something they could’ve bought ages ago?

Posted by emmy on January 09, 2009, 03:59 PM report to moderator
Derek

what an amazing prize, good luck to all during this rigorous contest!!!

Posted by Derek on January 09, 2009, 04:18 PM report to moderator
hermione028

im really sad!! im not from usa or canada so i cant partiicipate =(

Posted by hermione028 on January 10, 2009, 01:20 PM report to moderator
victoria

so how many times can we enter

Posted by victoria on January 11, 2009, 05:19 PM report to moderator
SRP

HOW TO WIN

16. The winner will be the one whose name is selected at random from eligible entries and who within seven (7) calendar days after the draw: (a) correctly answers, unaided by any other person, computer or calculator, a mathematical, skill-testing question administered via e-mail; and (b) otherwise complies with these Official Rules. "
I didn’t read down to this part nor have I ever read a stipulation like this in a contest. Should be the luck of the draw, not a multiple part challenge…..

Posted by SRP on January 11, 2009, 10:49 PM report to moderator
bella

wait so if i look up the answer on wikipedia or s/t i cant enter?!?!
victoria- i wanna know the same thing…ne1 know?!?!

Posted by bella on January 12, 2009, 08:12 PM report to moderator
Mercury McKinnon

Wait a minute… Do all of the 7 handwritten editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard" have moonstones on the cover??? I don’t think so.

Quotage from J.K. Rowling herself:
http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/news_view.cfm?id=100

“Each of the seven copies of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” has a different dedication; all are leather-bound and embellished with silver and different semi-precious stones. The seventh book (the Moonstone edition) will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London on December 13th 2007."

So only 1 has moonstones on it, the one that was up for auction which Amazon.com bagged. I also recall that the copy Rowling gave to her U.S. publisher Arthur A. Levine (#5 of the 7) was ornamented with tourmalines.

Posted by Mercury McKinnon on January 14, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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