Covers and Title Pages
Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark
About the Dedication:
Neil is Dr. Neil Murray, JKR's husband. Jessica and David are her children. Jessica has the singular distinction of being the first person to appear in two of Jo's dedications -- she was mentioned in the dedication of book one.
Original Scholastic cover art:
Original Bloomsbury cover art:
The original Bloomsbury cover by Jason Cockroft portrays a phoenix rising from flames. A single gold feather decorates the spine of the book. The battle in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic appears on the back cover, with the symbol-filled ceiling and the gold statues of the Fountain of Magical Brethren. Harry and Dumbledore are seen amidst waves of water, wands out and ready.
Pertinent text from the title pages: [image]
First published in Great Britain in 2003The "moral right" which Rowling is claiming is part of the European copyright law. It allows Rowling to maintain a level of control over the Harry Potter stories, characters, etc. even though she has sold rights to Warner Bros. and other companies, and is therefore a very good thing for the integrity of the Harry Potter stories. This moral right is not recognized by the United States, although some US copyright law does approximate the moral right clause of the Berne Convention.
Notes copyright 2005 Steve Vander Ark, Michele L. Worley, and the Harry Potter Lexicon
Invaluable assistance with graphics and notes: Trish Drasnin