About the Replica
If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books then you know all about the Half-Blood Prince and his copy of “Advanced Potion Making.” If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter movies as well as the books then you know exactly what that book looks like as well. It’s seen briefly in the film “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and there are replicas of it all over the internet, especially Etsy. And while those replicas are really cool looking, they’re just a cover placed on top of some “other” book. The nicest ones of those, in my opinion, are simply blank journals. Sure, they’re fun to have sitting on your shelf, but they’re nothing to look at. I never made or bought one of those “replicas” – I wanted something more. Well, thankfully, I’m not only a Potterhead but I’m a prop replica fanatic as well. So I set out to make a REAL replica of “Advanced Potion Making”.
I cannot overemphasize how exquisite a work this is. The level of detail is incredible! It includes elements of folklore and mythology that will impress even the most arcane scholar.
Here it is! This took me nearly 3 years complete. It’s not just a cover – I wrote THE ENTIRE BOOK! You can take this off the shelf and sit down and study to become a potions master.
Every one of the pages and chapters matches any and everything seen or referenced in the films and books. For example: Remember when Horace Slughorn tells the potions class to “turn to page 10″ so that they can try their hand at “Draught of Living Death?” Well… turn to page 10 in this book and there’s the Draught. It even has the same images and text as seen in the films.
A Few Photos
Get a Copy
Yes, you can “buy” one from me. I will print you one on demand. I’m only charging for the time and production of the book, I’m not trying to make money on these. I made it for all of you, the other Harry Potter fans, as much as for me. Just fill out the form below and you’ll be directed to PayPal to complete the purchase. Each book will be numbered: and I’m keeping #1, so don’t ask.
The Half-Blood Prince Version
I now am offering the marked up/aged versions of the Half-Blood Prince version of the book. These are all completely hand done and so, while they look very much like the pages from the film, none of them will be exactly the same! I’m using real ink to make the smudges, etc. I’m inscribing every page with notes — some much more full than others — and I’m doing it all by hand. Because of all this extra time and labor I’m only offering a few slots each month of these. That also means they are not as inexpensive as the ones I just have to pay to have manufactured. They are weathered, beaten marked in and have the total look and feel of the book Harry (reluctantly) picks up off the shelf at Hogwarts.
Here is a collage showing some of the marked up “Half-Blood Prince” version of my potion book replica. You can see the worn cover here as well as the inside of the cover. You can also see the “inscription” and the pages with the “Sectumsempra” spell.