HP IV [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]
(n.p.), (n.p.), 2000. Promotional baseball cap for the transformative fourth book in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was nearly twice as long as the preceding book; it was the first to be released on the same date in the U.K. and the U.S.; the first to have a Saturday release date so as not to conflict with the school day; the first to have a multi-million copy U.S. print run; and it was the first book in the series to not have an uncorrected proof or advance reading copy issued. Its title was intended to be kept a secret until publication day (July 8, 2000); a feat that was made somewhat easier as Rowling herself wavered on the title until at least March or April. The working title was simply "HP IV," and offered here is a promotional green baseball cap with HP IV embroidered in gold on the front and the publication date (07-08-00) on the back: note the use of one Gryffindor color (gold) and one Slytherin color (green). Reportedly, the book was then titled Harry Potter and the Doomspell Tournament, then Harry Potter and the Triwizard Tournament, before emerging as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The hat is adjustable. Fine. [#033232] SOLD
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