Pottermore Book 1 Chapter 12 Walkthrough

In the first level of zoom within Moment 1, you can pick up ‘A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry’.

Also under the first level of zoom is the ‘Important Modern Magical Discoveries’.

In the second level of zoom, you can pick up ‘Great Wizards of the Twentieth Century’.

Also under the second level of zoom is ‘Notable Magical Names of Our Time’.

Under the third level of zoom, you can pick up the ‘Merlin Frog Card’.

Also in the third level of zoom is the Book of Spells.

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A bit below it you can discover “Curses and Counter-Curses by Professor Vindictus Viridian”.

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Important note: Due to the length of this post, it is split into multiple pages. You can use the navigation below to proceed to the next page.

38 thoughts on “Pottermore Book 1 Chapter 12 Walkthrough

  1. I can see “Curses” book but can’t click on it. When screen refreshes, sometimes it disappears. Have tried IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox.

    • Did you check your trunk? This is how the screen behaves when you already have the item. Perhaps you collected it without knowing it!

    • That’s what I’m also wondering. Maybe it’s invisible so we can’t find it!!! i don’t know though and I’m still looking without any result.

  2. I clearly either collected “curses and counter curses” when i first went through or it was never there. It is not in my trunk though. Any clue what happened?

    • If you go on chapter 12, moment 1 in the library if you zoom in to the 3rd layer right at the back with last two shelves nect to the window, on that book case will be Curses and Counter Curses

  3. you can also unlock curses and countercurses if you zoom in twice and wave your mouse around to the left side of the high window, which is to the right of the screen

    • i still cant find it. it has it locked on my books to fine. i tried to look for it but i cant.

  4. I’ve followed the hints on this page but cannot collect ‘Curses and Countercurses’. It is the only book I’m missing in my trunk for PS and CoS. It disappears from the bench once the page fully loads and doesn’t appear when I wave my mouse around the ‘window’ frame (looks more like a mirror to me). Any suggestions?

  5. There is a new book added to this moment! After you’ve zoomed in twice, mouse over the top of the back few shelves, it was somewhere in there…it’s Miranda Goshawk’s Book of Spells and you receive a badge for finding it ^_^

    A video also plays, but I’m not sure what to do with it as it doesn’t show up in my Spells page…

  6. Gracious! How long does it take to have a comment ‘moderated’? I made a comment (directly above) on 8 November, and it is still ‘awaiting moderation’. I know this is still an active site, since you’ve done admirably with the walk throughs for book 2.

  7. I found Curses and Counter Curses, finally, but cannot ‘collect’ it. I can only read about it. It isn’t showing in my trunk and I haven’t got the badge that it supposedly earns you. :(

    This, combined with losing 50 of my house points (how could someone think I was cheating? I’ve only earned a total of 725 in both books!!!) and having my drawings ‘reported’ (totally benign), I’m losing my thrall with Pottermore.

  8. For those still looking for Curses and Counter Curses, it is found in two places in this chapter. It is found in the high shelves of the library, near the window. This appears to be a copy to read only. There is a copy to collect on the bench in the Great Hall in the second moment (Christmas). I collected it ages ago (during the beta period), but it has never appeared in my trunk.

    • on the third level of zoom you’ll see two more rows of shelves on the back (the restricted section), try hovering your mouse over the first books on top of the first shelf to find it

  9. The book of spells plus the curses + counter curses are both near the window at the right side of screen,they are on a bookshelf you can not really see as it is dark.

  10. The video that opens when you find “Book of Spells” is an advertisement for a PS3 game called “Wonderbook: Book of Spells”. If you go to the book in your trunk and click on ‘view Miranda Goshawk’s foreword’ the video will play again.

  11. The Book of spells is located in the restricted section (3rd zoom) on the top of half of the shelf (I can post a screen shot). When you collect it there is a cute little video. That is also where you will “read more” about “Curses and Counter-Curses.”

  12. I collected the copy of the curses book from the christmas chapter . When i do spells i can see the spells from the book . But the book doesn’t appear in my trunk. Please help me..

  13. What about the Book of Spells, found nearby where you can unlock Curses and Counter-Curses…? I can’t believe I missed it.

  14. In Chapter 12 the library scene, when you zoom in to the back row of books hover your mouse over the shelves on the upper lever near the top and you’ll find a book called ‘Book of Spells’ and this message beneath it:

    This spellbook will enable you to perform a range of basic and not-so-basic charms that will enhance, protect and enliven your life.

    Once added to your Trunk you will be able to view Miranda Goshawk’s Foreword.

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