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Iceland - Icelandic

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Harry Potter was translated by Helga Haraldsdóttir into Icelandic in 1999 and features some wonderful original cover art. The 1st edition Philosopher's Stone comes in 2 states. The 2nd edition Stone features the GrandPre cover art with the 1st edition Icelandic books using her covers as well. Icelandic has also recently been published in the Jonny Duddle covers. To my knowledge, every Icelandic Potter book is a hardcover.

1st State

1st State Philosopher's Stone

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. 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 9, Very Hard; very limited print run from 1999.

Harry Potter og Viskusteinninn

1st Edition, 1st State of the Icelandic translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.


2nd State

1st Edition, 2nd State Icelandic translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Bjartur. This particular state of the 1st edition is still high in demand because it still features the original cover art found on the 1st. These books are easier found than the 1st states, but are still difficult.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 8, Hard



2nd Edition

the 2nd Edition Philosopher's Stone features the GrandPre cover art, BUT there are at least 4 states of this particular book. Below, you will see 2 of the known 4 states. All use the same GrandPre cover, but position the illustration differently on the cover. The book on the left is not my own; Peter the Potter Collector lent me use of his Photo until I find one :)

Harry Potter Icelandic Philosoher's Stone Book 1 Illustrated by Mary GrandPre 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9789979865551


ISBN: 9789979865551

1st Edition Books 2 - 7

The 1st Edition Icelandic books 2 - 7 feature the GrandPre covers, and to my knowledge do not come in different states; if you know differently, please let me know :)

Difficulty to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Harry Potter og leyniklefin


ISBN: 9789979865681

Harry Potter og fanginn frá Azkaban


ISBN: 9789979865711

Harry Potter og eldbikarinn


ISBN: 9789979865889

Harry Potter og Fönixreglan

Harry Potter og Blendingsprinsinn

Harry Potter og Dauðadjásnin


ISBN: 9789979774464


ISBN: 9789979788263

ISBN: 9789979788898

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