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Harry Potter’s U.S publisher is taking no chances that even a single fan will be left waving their wand in search of the boy wizard’s final adventure, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” when it hits shelves this July.

First printing from Scholastic will be 12 million copies, easily surpassing the 10.8 million copies for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in ’05.

While that run resulted in an oversupply in some outlets, the publisher clearly doesn’t want a repeat of 2003, when Muggles were vexed by shortages of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”

Final tome arrives just a week after Warner’s “Order of the Phoenix” opens wide on July 13, ensuring a mutual bump in sales.

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