Faroese

Faroe Islands
 

1st Edition hardcover Faroese translation, published by Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags. This particular translation is one of the most difficult to find given the smaller number of speakers and the isolation of the small Faroe Island system between Norway and Iceland. I was very lucky to get this hardcover edition as they aren't usually made available on on e-commerce sites or stores outside of the Faroe Islands. I'm not sure of the print run, but I cannot see it being very large. Interestingly there, IS a new Jim Kay illustrated edition, which has just been published; again, this illustrated edition doesn't seem to be available outside of the Faroe Islands. If you're a Harry Potter translation collector, and you happen across either the 1st edition hardcover Philosopher's Stone, you should consider purchasing.

Title: Harry Potter og Vitramannasteinurim
ISBN: 9991812423
Translator: Gunnar Hoydal
Format: Hardcover

Notes: All 7 books were published in hardcover; softcover edition released 2016

Difficulty to Find Rating: 10, Extremely Hard

 

2nd Edition Faroese translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags in 2016. This particular edition is the softcover and is somewhat easier to find than the extremely hard to find hardcover. However, while this book is in print, getting one off the Faroe islands is somewhat tricky, and postage is high. Thus far, I have seen a few on e-commerce sites, but they sell quickly and high given the rarity of the hardcover and the increasingly high demand for the Faroese translation.If you happen upon a softcover translation, better consider purchasing as these are still quite hard to find.

Title: Harry Potter og Vitramannasteinurim
ISBN: 9789997202574
Translator: Gunnar Hoydal
Format: Softcover

Notes: I'm not sure on print run; difficult to get outside of the Faroe Islands


Difficulty to Find Rating: 8, Hard

1st Edition Faroese translation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkban, published by Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags "BFL" in 2001.

Title: Harry Potter og Vitramannasteinurim

ISBN: 9789991812779

Translator: Gunnar Hoydal

Format: Hardcover

Notes:

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 8, Hard