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1st Edition, 1st State Icelandic translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Bjartur. This particular state of the 1st edition is in the highest demand, but also the hardest to find as they were quickly replaced by the 2nd state, which has the J.K. Rowling instead of the Joanna. When found both 1st and 2nd states fetch high prices. 

 

Title: Harry Potter og Viskusteinninn

ISBN: 9979865555 / 9789979865551

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir

Format: Hardcover

 

Notes: only Icelandic book to not feature GrandPré cover art. 

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 10, Extremely Hard; very limited print run from 1999.

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1st Edition, 2nd State of the Icelandic translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Bjartur in 1999. This edition is about as rare as the Czech 1st edition, 2nd state.

Title: Harry Potter og Viskusteinninn

ISBN: 9979865555 / 9789979865551

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir

Format: Hardcover

 

Notes: only Icelandic book to not feature GrandPré cover art. 

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 10, Extremely Hard; there are currently a few copies for sale on ebay.com

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*Book not my own; Thanks to the Potter Collector for lending me use until I find one :)

 

Possibly 3rd/4th State of the Icelandic Translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Icelandic translations featuring the GrandPre cover art have become harder to find, and I've actually not seen this state on the open market for sale; that said, I can't vouch for its rarity, as there were a decent amount of these  (supposedly) printed.

Title: Harry Potter og Viskusteinninn

ISBN: 9979865555 / 9789979865551

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir

Format: Hardcover

Notes: Slightly different GrandPre Cover Art than the later state; same ISBN as previous states

Difficulty to Find Rating: 8, Hard

1st Edition, Possible 3rd/4th State Icelandic translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone published by Bjartur. Similar to the Czech 1st Edition, the Icelandic 1st Editions has a few different variants. Here and above, I say possible 3rd/4th State because I'm not exactly sure of the order of publication here. This GrandPre cover art seems to be the easiest to locate at the moment (2019), but this state has quickly become harder to find, even in Iceland. 

Title: Harry Potter Og Viskusteinninn

ISBN: 9789979865551

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir

Format: Hardcover, no jacket

 

Notes: Later State (Possibly 3rd/4th State); Same ISBN across all states; All 7 books were published with GrandPre Cover Art. No known Softcover editions.

 

Difficult to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

 

Icelandic Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published by Bjartur.

​Title: Harry Potter og leyniklefin

ISBN: 9789979865681

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir 

Format: Hardcover, no jacket

 

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Difficult to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Icelandic Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, published by Bjartur.

​Title: Harry Potter og fanginn frá Azkaban

ISBN: 9789979865711

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir 

Format: Hardcover, no jacket

 

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Difficult to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Icelandic Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, published by Bjartur.

​Title: Harry Potter og eldbikarinn

ISBN: 9789979865889

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir 

Format: Hardcover, no jacket

 

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Difficult to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Icelandic Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, published by Bjartur.

​Title: Harry Potter og Fönixreglan

ISBN: 9789979774464

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir & Jón Hallur Stefánsson 

Format: Hardcover, no jacket

 

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Difficult to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Icelandic Harry Potter and the Order of the Half-Blood Prince, published by Bjartur in 2005.

​Title: Harry Potter og Blendingsprinsinn

ISBN: 9789979788263

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir 

Format: Hardcover, no jacket

 

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Difficult to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Icelandic Harry Potter and the Order of the Deathly Hallows, published by Bjartur.

​Title: Harry Potter og Dauðadjásnin

ISBN: 9789979788898

Translator: Helga Haraldsdóttir 

Format: Hardcover, no jacket

 

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Difficult to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard