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1st Edition, early Print Dutch translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie. This book was released before the first Harry Potter movie, which is why the front cover's font is not that found on the later print Dutch books (and most other Potter books world-wide).

Title: Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen
ISBN: 9789076174082
Translator: Wiebe Buddingh
Format: Softcover

Notes: Early "Pre-Movie" Dutch edition; harder to find than later print Dutch books; only first 3 Dutch books are found in Pre-Movie format.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 7, Somewhat Hard

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Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Later Print Philosopher's Stone Book 1

1st Edition, Later Print Dutch translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie. This book is easily confused for the West Frisian translation, so make sure to double check the ISBN(s) and title when ordering.

Title: Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen
ISBN: 9789076174082
Translator: Wiebe Buddingh
Format: Softcover

Notes: All 7 books were published; hardcover available

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not too Common

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Hardcover Philosopher's Stone Book 1

Hardcover Edition Dutch translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie. The hardcover editions of this translation seem to have come after the softcover. The hardcovers are not easily found in US marketplaces, but are not too uncommon in Dutch markets.

Title: Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen
ISBN: 9789076174105
Translator: Wiebe Buddingh
Format: Hardcover

Notes: All 7 books were published in this format (to my knowledge)

Difficulty to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Harry Potter 1st Edition Later Print Chamber of Secrets Book 2

1st Edition, Later Print Dutch translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie.

 

Title: Harry Potter en de Geheime Kamer

ISBN: 9789076174129

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format: Softcover

Notes: Pre-Movie format available (not as common); all 7 books were published in softcover; hardcover available

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not too Common

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition PreMovie Prisoner of Azkaban Book 3

1st Edition, early "Pre-Movie" Print  of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie in 2000. Just like the above Pre-Movie Philosopher's Stone, this book has the earlier font on the front cover. 

Title: Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban
ISBN: 9789076174143
Translator: Wiebe Buddingh
Format: Softcover

 

Notes: Earlier "Pre-Movie" print of this translation

Difficulty to Find Rating: 7, Somewhat Hard (Pre-Movie); 5, Not Too Common (Later Print)

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Goblet of Fire Book 4

1st Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, first published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie in December 2000. Hardcover also released in December 2000.

Title: Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker
ISBN: 9789076174198
Translator: Wiebe Buddingh
Format: Softcover

 

Notes: 1st Dutch Softcover Potter book to be published simultaneously published alongside the hardcover edition; hardcover ISBN: 9076174202

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

Harry Potter, Dutch, Order of the Phoenix Book 5

1st Edition, 1st Print of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, first published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie in November 2003. Hardcover also released in November 2003.

Title: Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks
ISBN: 9789061697008
Translator: Wiebe Buddingh
Format: Softcover

 

Notes: Softcover and hardcover published simultaneously (hardcover ISBN: 9061697018)

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

Harry Potter 1st Edition Dutch Half Blood Prince Book 6

1st Edition, 1st Print of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, first published by Standaard / Uitgeverij De Harmonie in November 2003. Hardcover also released in November 2005.

Title: Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins
ISBN: 9789061697664
Translator: Wiebe Buddingh
Format: Softcover

 

Notes: Softcover and hardcover published simultaneously (hardcover ISBN: 9061697670)

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

 
Dutch Pocket Edition Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

This translation of Philosopher's Stone is considered to be a pocket translation and is obviously smaller than the standard trade edition above. I love this cover art; it's simple and still has an air of magic about it. This book is around for purchase, although it's still  not too common in the US marketplace, but is easy to find in the Dutch markets.

Title: Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

ISBN: 9789061699767

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format: Smal l Softcover

 

Notes: All 7 books were published in this format.

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common (in US sites)

Dutch Pocket Edition of Chamber of Secrets.

Title: Harry Potter en de Geheime Kamer

ISBN: 9789061699774

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format:  Small Softcover

Notes:

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

Dutch Pocket Edition of Prisoner of Azkaban.

Title: Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban

ISBN: 9789061699781

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format:  Small Softcover

Notes:

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

Dutch Pocket Edition of Goblet of Fire.

Title: Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker

ISBN: 9789061699828

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format:  Small Softcover

Notes:

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

Dutch Pocket Edition Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks

Dutch Pocket Edition of Order of the Phoenix. Again here, the cover art is original and amazing :)

Title: Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks

ISBN: 9789061699804

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format:  Small Softcover

Notes:

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

Dutch Pocket Edition of Half-Blood Prince.

Title: Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins

ISBN: 9789061699811

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format:  Small Softcover

Notes:

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

Dutch Pocket Edition of Deathly Hallows.

Title: Harry Potter en de Relieken van de Dood

ISBN: 9789061699828

Translator: Wiebe Buddingh

Format:  Small Softcover

Notes:

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

 

The 20th Anniversary Box Set of the Dutch books came out in Septemeber/August of 2018 to much exceitement from bibliophiles around the world wanting to snag the set for their own. The box features original illustrations, which match the lovely covers. The cover art itself comes from the Pocket Editions, which were first published in 2013 (I think). These 20th Anniversary books are only available in a set and not sold individually.

 

ISBN: 9789463360562

West Frisian

Harry Potter en de Stien fan 'e Wizen

Harry Potter West Frisian 1st Edition

1st Edition West Frisian Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Uitgeverij Bornmeer. This cool book is one I'm still quite happy to have as West Frisian is a language I don't now much about and would love to learn. The cover art matches that of the Dutch translation and the title is quite similar as well, making the two books easily confused. So, when purchasing, make sure you double check the ISBN(s) provided to make sure you get the book you want :)

Title: Harry Potter en de Stien fan 'e Wizen
ISBN: 9789056151553
Translator: Jetske Bilker
Format: Softcover

Notes: No hardcover; only book 1 published.


Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

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