Contest to Win Collector's Edition of "Beedle the Bard" from AbeBooks
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
“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…..
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:
“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.