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Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997, many publishers have created new editions of each book with new cover art provided by various illustrators. Bloomsbury is the British publication that has created both adult and children's covers. The adult edition usually depicts an object or place that plays a key part in the plot while the children's one features a major event in the book. Bloomsbury have commissioned many illustrators to design the cover. Artists commissioned by Bloomsbury to create full set of covers include Clare Melinsky, Andrew Davidson and Jonny Duddle.

The original covers by American publisher Scholastic usually depict an amalgam of objects and people from the book against a common backdrop. The art on all original American editions were created by Mary GrandPré. Since then, Scholastic has commissioned Kazu Kibuishi and Brian Selznick to create new cover art for anniversary editions of all of the titles.

The cover art created by either Bloomsbury or Scholastic are re-used on many, but not all, international editions of the books.

Editions in English

British

Back covers of the original children's edition
  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Robertus Tallis/Albus Dumbledore (later editions)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Hogwarts Castle
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Sirius Black as a dog/Remus Lupin
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Fat Ghost floating near the stairs.
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix :Fountain of Magical Brethren
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The Pensieve bathed in green light.
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The moon above Hogwarts Castle.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The cover of the children's edition, drawn by Thomas Taylor, depicts Harry Potter staring at the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 3/4. The original Bloomsbury back cover includes a rather bizarre-looking figure (whose face also adorns the spine) who was created by the illustrator. After a few editions, the back cover was changed with a new image, this time clearly identifiable as Dumbledore, even holding a Put-Outer.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The cover of the children's edition, by Cliff Wright, has Harry and Ron Weasley inside the Flying Ford Anglia. The Hogwarts Express runs below them. The back cover depicts Hogwarts. A cutout of the cover image of Hedwig in her cage adorns the spine.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The cover of the children's edition, by Cliff Wright, depicts Harry and Hermione Granger riding Buckbeak. A lupine creature (either Sirius Black's Animagus or Remus Lupin in werewolf form) adorns the back cover and spine.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The cover of the children's edition, by Giles Greenfield, depicts the First Task of the Triwizard Championship, with Harry on his Firebolt being chased by a Hungarian Horntail. The back cover is an image of a Hogwarts staircase, with a ghost atop of it. A cutout of an owl statue in the back is on the spine.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The cover of the children's edition, by Jason Cockcroft, features a phoenix rising from flames.The battle in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic appears on the back cover, with the symbol-filled ceiling and the gold statues of the Fountain of Magical Brethren. A golden feather decorates the spine.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The cover of the children's edition, by Jason Cockcroft, depicts Albus Dumbledore and Harry inside the Cave, surrounded by a ring of fire created by the former. The back cover is the Cave, with the lake and the basin filled with potion. The spine has Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. Both flaps feature Severus Snape and Narcissa Malfoy's hands making the Unbreakable Vow.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The cover of the children's edition, by Jason Cockcroft, depicts Harry, Ron and Hermione breaking into the Lestrange Vault in Gringotts. A sword-wielding Griphook stands behind Harry.The back cover features Hogwarts, the front flap has Harry's deer Patronus, the back flap has Nagini inside a crystal ball, and the spine, the Deathly Hallows symbol.

Boxed Sets

First complete adult edition

See also: Bloomsbury Publishing#Harry Potter in Bloomsbury

First complete adult edition hardback boxed set (Books 1-7)

  1. Philosopher's Stone: The Philosopher's Stone
  2. Chamber of Secrets: The door to the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban: Azkaban
  4. Goblet of Fire: The Goblet of Fire
  5. Order of the Phoenix: A Phoenix
  6. Half-Blood Prince: The Half-Blood Prince's copy of Advanced Potion-Making
  7. Deathly Hallows: Salazar Slytherin's Locket


Signature Edition

In March 2010, Bloomsbury unveiled new cover artwork by Clare Melinsky for its Signature Edition.[1] Melinsky's covers were published in paperback,[2] Audio CD,[3] and later in 2011, hardback.[4]

2011 Signature Edition Hardback Boxed Set (Books 1-7)

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Two Wizard's Chess pieces (a Queen and a Knight) in combat.
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Fawkes, the Basilisk and the Sorting Hat.
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Dementors along with Harry's stag Patronus.
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Dark Mark.
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: A Prophecy Record.
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Harry and Dumbledore atop a small island, which is near to the cave's location.
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Godric's Hollow cemetery, with Ignotus Peverell's grave in the forefront.

2013 adult redesigns

2015 Adult Edition Hardback Boxed Set (Books 1-7)

In 2013, Bloomsbury had woodcut artist Andrew Davidson create new cover art for the paperback adult edition.[5]

The same art was used for the adult hardbacks published in 2015, but in black and white, with only the book titles being in colour.[6]

On 6 September, 2018, the adult paperbacks with this set of cover art were renewed, but like the 2015 hardback edition, without colour.[7]

2014 children's redesigns

In 2014, Bloomsbury commissioned Jonny Duddle to create new cover artwork for its children's edition; the cover art was used on the paperback, and hardcover editions. Harry Potter is on every cover.

2014 Children's Edition Hardback Boxed Set (Books 1-7)

  1. Philosopher's Stone: The tradition of first years travelling to Hogwarts across the Great Lake via boats.
  2. Chamber of Secrets: Fawkes, the Basilisk and the Sword of Gryffindor.
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban: Dementors and Harry's stag Patronus.
  4. Goblet of Fire: Harry's performance in the First task of the Triwizard Tournament.
  5. Order of the Phoenix: Harry and his friends on Thestrals heading to the Department of Mysteries.
  6. Half-Blood Prince: Harry and Dumbledore fighting off Inferi.
  7. Deathly Hallows: Harry facing off Tom Riddle in the Forbidden Forest.
Back cover art

Hogwarts House Edition

In February 2017, in celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter, Bloomsbury released four new special covers each in both paperback and hardback; created by Levi Pinfold, the covers represent each of the Hogwarts Houses.[8]

The following are the hardback sets.

Gryffindor Hufflepuff Ravenclaw Slytherin
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Pinfold1.PNG Pinfold3.PNG Pinfold7.PNG Pinfold5.PNG
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
UK House Edition hardback Gryffindor 02 COS.png UK House Edition hardback Hufflepuff 02 COS.png UK House Edition hardback Ravenclaw 02 COS.png UK House Edition hardback Slytherin 02 COS.png
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
UK House Edition hardback Gryffindor 03 POA.png UK House Edition hardback Hufflepuff 03 POA.png UK House Edition hardback Ravenclaw 03 POA.png UK House Edition hardback Slytherin 03 POA.png
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
UK House Edition hardback Gryffindor 04 GOF.png UK House Edition hardback Hufflepuff 04 GOF.png UK House Edition hardback Ravenclaw 04 GOF.png UK House Edition hardback Slytherin 04 GOF.png
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
UK House Edition hardback Gryffindor 05 OOTP.png UK House Edition hardback Hufflepuff 05 OOTP.png UK House Edition hardback Ravenclaw 05 OOTP.png UK House Edition hardback Slytherin 05 OOTP.png
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
UK House Edition hardback Gryffindor 06 HBP.png UK House Edition hardback Hufflepuff 06 HBP.png UK House Edition hardback Ravenclaw 06 HBP.png UK House Edition hardback Slytherin 06 HBP.png
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
UK House Edition hardback Gryffindor 07 DH.png UK House Edition hardback Hufflepuff 07 DH.png UK House Edition hardback Ravenclaw 07 DH.png UK House Edition hardback Slytherin 07 DH.png
Notes and references

American

Unlike the initial UK children's edition that went through various cover artists, the American books stuck with one artist per significant edition, with Mary GrandPré being the main artist since the launch of the Sorcerer's Stone, until the publications of the 15th and 20th anniversary editions with new cover arts respectively by Kazu Kibuishi and Brian Selznick, though both editions have the same interior art by GrandPré.

Covers by Mary GrandPré

The original set
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
HP1 Cover.jpg

The cover shows a Nimbus-riding Harry (in Muggle attire or Hogwarts arches) is about to catch the Golden Snitch, with other Quidditch players in the far distant background. Hogwarts castle appears behind Harry and the arched columns through which he is flying, the bottom of the entire cover shows a soft, red and blue tile floor, which is connected to the columns. The soft floor features a transparent fabric so we can able to see the bottom of the columns, and Fluffy's three vicious heads are visible in an opening in the castle wall. In the distance, the forest's pointed pine trees mirror the pointed towers of the castle, while a unicorn gallops by. The back cover shows a letter-carried owl, Albus Dumbledore, a Bludger, and a key, which is dropped by an owl. The back flap shows an orange curtain with white stars is blown by the owl. The front flap has a mysterious candle-holding figure with no shoes or boots is coming from behind a light-green curtain with light-blue swirls and dots.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
HP2 Cover.jpg

The cover shows Fawkes flying Harry, Ron, and Ginny Weasley to safety after the defeat of Riddle in the Chamber of Secrets. Mrs Norris is in the back cover, and the front flap has the Basilisk's lurking eye. The title (besides "Harry Potter") is written in blood on the walls like Ginny's messages while possessed.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
HP3 Cover.jpg

The cover shows Harry and Hermione riding Buckbeak. It could be said that all four Marauders appear - Sirius Black is probably the silhouette toward the bottom of the front cover, Peter Pettigrew's rat form is in the front flop, Remus Lupin in Werewolf form runs in the back cover, and Harry's stag Patronus (which resembles James Potter's Animagus) is in the back flap. On the back, we see four Dementors prowling around the castle and the Whomping Willow in the distance. Crookshanks is waiting under the tree. On the back flap apppears a small house with smoke rising from its chimney—probably Hagrid's hut.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
HP4 Cover.jpg

The entire art depicts the Third Task's maze, along with the Horntail (whose head and wings are on the back cover). The front cover features all Triwizard Champions - Harry Potter holding the Golden egg, Fleur Delacour, Viktor Krum, and Cedric Diggory. An acromantula (partly obscured by Fleur's hair ribbon), Sirius' dog form, distant stands full of spectators projecting above the maze and what looks like a Dementor are also visible. In the back cover, a pair of red eyes, the Beauxbatons carriage and a hand holding the Goblet of Fire are visible.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
HP5 Cover.jpg

The picture depicts Harry in the circular room at the entrance to the Department of Mysteries. The back cover has Lupin, Tonks, and Moody opening one of the doors.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
HP6 Cover.jpg

The picture has Harry and Dumbledore in front of the potion-filled basin on the Cave. Ron, Hermione, Ginny and other DA members are in the back cover, with the Dark Mark in the sky.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
DeathlyHallowsUSCover.jpg

The cover depicts the Duel in the Great Hall, with Voldemort in the back flap and cover and Harry in the front cover.

Boxed Sets
Miscellaneous
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone also had two additional editions that none of the following books were published in: The School Market edition and the Tenth Anniversary edition, both again with cover art by Mary GrandPré.

The School Market Edition has Harry getting his wand in Ollivanders with Hagrid and Garrick Ollivander.

The Tenth Anniversary Edition has Harry looking into the Mirror of Erised.


School Market Edition

10th Anniversary Edition


Scholastic Leather-bound Collector's Edition & alternate paperback edition

The Leather-bound Collector's Editions used parts of the same art as the original editions. The alternate paperback editions has Snape running into the woods for Sorcerer's Stone and the Chamber of Secrets for Chamber of Secrets.

Deluxe slipcase edition

As of 2018, only the last three books had been published in the deluxe slipcase format.

15th Anniversary Edition

In 2013, Scholastic commissioned Kazu Kibuishi to create new cover artwork for 15th anniversary editions of all of the titles.

Back of the boxed set

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Harry and Hagrid in Diagon Alley.
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Flying Ford Anglia as it approaches The Burrow.
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry casting his Patronus to repel the Dementors attacking himself and Sirius Black.
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry face-to-face with the Hungarian Horntail, having successfully claimed the Golden egg.
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry and two of his friends as they fly on Thestrals to the Ministry of Magic to attempt a rescue of Sirius Black.
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Harry and Dumbledore standing together on a rock in the middle of the ocean just outside the Cave, about to venture inside.
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Harry, Ron and Hermione riding the blind dragon.

20th Anniversary Edition

In 2018, Scholastic commissioned Brian Selznick to create new cover artwork for 20th anniversary editions of all of the titles.[1]

Editions with universal covers

Illustrated Edition (2015–present)

Jim Kay was selected to present the Harry Potter books in a new format, the Illustrated Edition, which he illustrated for both the interior and cover art.

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition features Harry with Hedwig preparing to board the Hogwarts Express, another owl flying overhead.
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition shows the Weasleys and Harry Potter in the Flying Ford Anglia.
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition depicts the Knight Bus, driven by Ernie Prang and Harry Potter flagging it down.
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition depicts Harry competing in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament, facing off against the Hungarian Horntail.

The above American edition represents all Illustrated Editions; to compare text placement and minor design differences between editions from different languages, see respective section on Illustrated Edition in individual book articles: Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire.

2015 Pottermore digital edition

On 11 December, 2015, Pottermore revealed new cover art by Olly Moss for eBooks.[2] This set of art is used on editions in languages available to be purchased on Pottermore, including Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (both British and American), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, European Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

On 23 November, 2017, Olly Moss was given permission to share what he initially submitted for this commission,[3][4] being a total of five proposals, with the "Optical Illusions" pitch being selected. "Hogwarts", one out of the remaining four ideas, was later used for the 2016 German Exclusive Audio Book edition.

The above British edition represents editions in all languages with this set of cover art.

Notes and references

Editions in other languages

Bosnian

The Bosnian editions, published by Buybook, have cover art created by Aleksandra Nina Knežević.[1][2][3]

Bulgarian

The Bulgarian editions, published by Egmont Bulgaria, originally used Mary GrandPré's art work and later updated to using Jonny Duddle's version.[4]

2019 20th anniversary edition

In 2019, to celebrate the series being translated and published in Bulgaria for approaching twenty years, Egmont Bulgaria released an anniversary edition (Bulgarian: юбилейно издание) in hardback that, for the first time, featured brand new exclusive cover art, illustrated by Lyuben Zidarov,[5] though the new looks had received some negative response.[6][7]

Back cover elements
  1. Philosopher's Stone: Norbert hatched from its egg.[8]
  2. Chamber of Secrets: Dobby.[9]
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban: An owl with a letter.[10]
  4. Goblet of Fire: Two Grindylows.[11]
  5. Order of the Phoenix: Dolores Umbridge.[12]
  6. Half-Blood Prince: Harry Potter on a broomstick.[13]
  7. Deathly Hallows: Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley.[14]
Notes and references
  1. Harry Potter i kamen mudrosti (preview) - Buybook's official website (PDF documentation, see p.2)
  2. Harry Potter i zatvorenik Azkabana (preview) - Buybook's official website (PDF documentation, see p.2)
  3. Harry Potter i Red feniksa (preview) - Buybook's official website (PDF documentation, see p.2)
  4. Хари Потър (page 3) - ЕГМОНТ's official website
  5. "Bulgaria Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Exclusive “Harry Potter” Editions" - Mugglenet.com
  6. Интервю с Любен Зидаров специално за феновете на "Хари Потър" ("Interview with Lyuben Zidarov especially for Harry Potter Fans") - Daily Potter
  7. "Бурни дискусии около новите издания на „Хари Потър“ с илюстрации от Любен Зидаров" ("Stormy discussions around new Harry Potter editions with illustrations by Lyuben Zidarov") - azcheta.com
  8. 1: Хари Потър и Философският камък (юбилейно издание) - ЕГМОНТ's official website
  9. 2: Хари Потър и Стаята на тайните (юбилейно издание) - ЕГМОНТ's official website
  10. 3: Хари Потър и затворникът от Азкабан (юбилейно издание) - ЕГМОНТ's official website
  11. 4: Хари Потър и Огненият бокал (юбилейно издание) - ЕГМОНТ's official website
  12. 5: Хари Потър и Орденът на феникса (юбилейно издание) - ЕГМОНТ's official website
  13. 6: Хари Потър и Нечистокръвния принц (юбилейно издание) - ЕГМОНТ's official website
  14. 7: Хари Потър и Даровете на Смъртта (юбилейно издание) - ЕГМОНТ's official website

Chinese

Simplified Chinese

The simplified Chinese editions were published by People's Literature Publishing House, originally using Mary GrandPré's art work, later updating to using Kazu Kibuishi's version, and with the version by Olly Moss available as ebooks.

2008 Collector's Edition

In 2008, to celebrate the series being translated and published in China for eight years, People's Literature Publishing House held a competition searching for brand new designs for the Collector's Edition (Chinese: 珍藏版).[1][2] The publisher also took this opportunity to correct previous translation errors for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.[3] Artists and designers 李里,[4] 王翔, and 于国志 were selected to collaborate on the cover art and design.[5]

Traditional Chinese

The traditional Chinese editions were published by Crown Publishing, using Mary GrandPré's art work. The books were published in Taiwan, but also distributed to Hong Kong.

20th Anniversary Edition

In 2020, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the traditional Chinese Harry Potter publication, the publisher announced that the series would also be getting brand-new exclusive cover art, the same as other countries celebrating 20 Years of Magic.

Fans appeared to be excited when an editor of the company first teased about the news,[6] however, when the official announcement was made,[7] with more details revealed,[8] opinions of discontentment were vocal to a point that the publisher had issued an official statement about how J. K. Rowling herself approved the cover art,[9] as well as making minor adjustments to appease the fans.[10]

This set of cover art is penciled by Loiza and coloured by Krenz, who also worked on the entire illustration used for the book spines of the seven books.[11] Both illustrators additionally attempted to explain their working process and restrictions, due to the ongoing negative comments that questioned their integrity.[12][13]

Notes and references
  1. 人民文学出版社全球征集哈利•波特精装版装帧方案 dead link
  2. 哈利·波特系列图书书籍装帧、函套设计招标公告 dead link
  3. 人文社征集‘哈利•波特’装帧、函套设计初选作品亮相 dead link
  4. 入围方案二:自由设计师李里
  5. 入围方案七:清华美院装潢系王翔、于国志
  6. [ 書 / 哈利波特 ] 22:00 封面公開,我⋯⋯活下來了 - Editor of Crown Publishing's Plurk status
  7. 【《哈利波特》繁體中文版20週年紀念,插畫家、第一集書封大公開!】 - FB favicon.PNG Crown Publishing's official account on Facebook
  8. ▎重新回味「台灣專屬」的《哈利波特》! - FB favicon.PNG Crown Publishing's official account on Facebook
  9. 各位親愛的讀者:這幾日看到很多讀者朋友對《哈利波特:神秘的魔法石》新版的熱烈討論,無論支持與批評,我們都充滿深深感謝,謝謝大家對《哈利波特》系列的關心。 - FB favicon.PNG Crown Publishing's official account on Facebook
  10. 再次感謝各位讀者朋友對《哈利波特》的關心。關於書背圖延伸到書封,希望能透過這個機會和大家說明一下。 - FB favicon.PNG Crown Publishing's official account on Facebook
  11. 走進帷幕之後──哈利波特:神秘的魔法石【繁體中文版20週年紀念】編輯幕後 at 博客來OKAPI
  12. 《哈利波特》二十週年繁中版紀念封面-第一集線稿 受到Krenz Cushart的邀請,很榮幸能參與哈利波特繁中版的封面線稿設計。 - Loiza's Plurk status
  13. 其實是因為我在畫魔法學園的時候,羅琳這個案子來了,然後外方出版社那邊就是喜歡早期城堡那張圖,所以以那張圖為藍本往下畫,城堡因為不能和原本電影版一樣,實際上也重新設計過兩次了,讓你們失望了真抱歉,後面我會繼續努力 - Krenz's Plurk status

Danish

The Danish translations of the books, published by Gyldendal, used various sets of cover designs. The original design had inset illustrations by Per Jørgensen. A second design used the same illustrations as the full cover, along with the familiar Harry Potter logo. A third design, to date used only on the first four volumes, has banners of a single colour across the top half of the cover and symbolic art on the lower half. In 2015, hardbacks were updated to using Jonny Duddle's version.[1]

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2012 paperback

In 2012, Gyldendal released a new set of paperbacks with brand new art work.[1] These editions also have black textblocks.

Dutch

The Dutch translations of the books are published jointly by Uitgeverij De Harmonie in the Netherlands, and Standaard Uitgeverij in Belgium. The cover art was created by Ien van Laanen and the covers were designed by Anne Lammers.

2010 Pocket & 2018 Anniversary Editions

In 2010, Dutch pocket editions were created to boost sales in the Netherlands by Uitgeverij De Harmonie. Erik Kriek created new cover designs for the books.[2]

In 2018, to celebrate 20 years of magic in the Netherlands, Uitgeverij De Harmonie released an exclusive and limited hardcover Anniversary boxset (Jubileum boxset) using the same cover art as the 2010 pocket edition.[3] The endpapers of those hardbacks use the same art of the respective front and back covers of the books, but in colours matching the colour used for the Harry Potter logo on each respective covers.[4]

Notes and references
  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter - Gyldendal's official Harry Potter site
  2. Harry Potter - Gutsman Enterprises (Erik Kriek's official website)
  3. HARRY POTTER JUBILEUM BOXSET - Uitgeverij De Harmonie's official website
  4. Harry Potter - WSTNDRP (Rob Westendorp's official website)

Finnish

The Finnish translations of the books, published by Tammi, have cover art created by Mika Launis.

French

The French translations of the books, published by Éditions Gallimard, have cover art created by Jean-Claude Götting.[1][2] Götting initially painted front covers only for the first three volumes, and full (front and back) cover art for later volumes; the publishers later commissioned him to repaint the first three covers in full. The covers for most books have Harry and friends in Hogwarts uniform - exceptions being Goblet of Fire, where he wears his Triwizard Tournament robes, and Deathly Hallows, where he wears a simple jacket.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2011 Folio Junior Edition

The first two Folio Junior Editions, editions specifically for children's literature in pocket format, used the same illustrations by Jean-Claude Götting. In 2011, new cover arts created by Gray318[3] are used for the third Folio Junior Edition (the second for the French Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).

Notes and references
  1. Jean-Claude-Goetting - Gallimard Jeunesse's official website - "Auteur de nombreuses couvertures de romans, il donne un visage au célèbre Harry Potter dans son édition française."
  2. La saga Harry Potter - Couvertures pour l'édition française. - Jean-Claude Götting's official website
  3. Harry Potter, I à VII - Gallimard Jeunesse's official website (archived), artist is still visibly credited on respectively pages of this edition: Books [1][2][3][4][5][6][7] "sous couverture illustrée par Gray318"

German

The German translations of the books, published by Carlsen Verlag, have cover art created by Sabine Wilharm for the classic Children's Edition.[1]

Adult Edition

Besides the classic editions, Carlsen Verlag also published an Adult Edition (German: Ausgabe für Erwachsene) in hardcover format throughout 2000 to 2007.

2013 Anniversary Pocket Edition

The regular German paperbacks used the same cover arts by Sabine Wilharm; however, in 2013, Carlsen Verlag published a special pocket edition, the anniversary edition (German: Jubiläumsausgabe), with brand new cover arts.[2] All Horcruxes are featured on the book spines, respectively Harry Potter's scars, T. M. Riddle's Diary, Marvolo Gaunt's Ring, Slytherin's Locket, Nagini, Ravenclaw's Diadem, and Hufflepuff's Cup from book one to seven. Spells appear on the textblocks.

2016 Pottermore Exclusive Audio Book

Pottermore commissioned Olly Moss to create new cover arts exclusively for the German audio books, of which the content remained the same, performed by Rufus Beck. The covers were revealed on Pottermore on 18 October, 2016,[3] the art of which also has alternative version with the English book titles sold as prints.[4]

This set of previously exclusive covers for the German edition was however later also used for the Spanish new release, read by Puerto Rican actor Carlos Ponce,[5] published during 2019.[6]

The above German edition represents all Audio format with Olly Moss' illustration.

2018 20 Years of Magic edition

Upon celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, in June 2018, Carlsen Verlag announced a new set of hardback editions to be published in September 2018, with covers illustrated by Iacopo Bruno, alongside a brand new Harry Potter logo.[7] Audio editions are sold in a box set of 14 mp3-CDs, using the same art, again performed by Rufus Beck.[8]

Covers
Back cover elements
  1. Philosopher's Stone: An owl and five Hogwarts acceptance letters.[9]
  2. Chamber of Secrets: Rubeus Hagrid holding his pink umbrella.[10]
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban: Minerva McGonagall waving her wand.[11]
  4. Goblet of Fire: Cedric Diggory.[12]
  5. Order of the Phoenix: Fred and George Weasley.[13]
  6. Half-Blood Prince: Albus Dumbledore.[14]
  7. Deathly Hallows: Neville Longbottom holding the Sword of Gryffindor.[15]
Notes and references
  1. Sabine Wilharm - Carlsen Verlag's official website
  2. Taschenbuch Herbst/Winter 2014/2015 - Carlsen Verlag's official website (PDF documentation, see p.67)
  3. "Olly Moss artwork revealed for the German Harry Potter audio book series" at Pottermore
  4. http://www.moss.fm
  5. The first Spanish-language Harry Potter digital audiobook is here! Read by Puerto Rican actor Carlos Ponce, the audiobook is available now on Audible. Mágico! http://www.audible.com/HP by @pottermore on Twitter
  6. audible.com/HP, from book 1 published on 21 February to book 7 on 8 October, 2019
  7. "Harry Potter Neuausgaben" - Carlsen Verlag's official Harry Potter blog
  8. HARRY POTTER – DIE ERFOLGSGESCHICHTE PRESSEINFORMATION - Carlsen Verlag's official website (PDF documentation, see p.5)
  9. Front and back cover of Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen on Iacopo Bruno's official Instagram
  10. Front and back cover of Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens on Iacopo Bruno's official Instagram
  11. Front and back cover of Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban on Iacopo Bruno's official Instagram
  12. Front and back cover of Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch on Iacopo Bruno's official Instagram
  13. Front and back cover of Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix on Iacopo Bruno's official Instagram
  14. Front and back cover of Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz on Iacopo Bruno's official Instagram
  15. Front and back cover of Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes on Iacopo Bruno's official Instagram

Indonesian

2017 celebration paperback

The Indonesian translations of the books, published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama, used to use Mary GrandPré's art work. Upon celebrating Harry Potter's 20th anniversary, brand new sets of cover art created by Nicholas Filbert were commissioned.[1] A foldable box was included upon the purchased of the seventh book, with the back of the box using the same image used on the book spines when putting them side-by-side: Harry on a broom grabbing the Golden Snitch, with various creatures soaring alongside him and the Flying Ford Anglia.[2]

Italian

The Italian translations of the books, published by Adriano Salani Editore, have cover art created by Serena Riglietti.

2021 redesigns

Since Riglietti's original cover art, Salani has used illustrations from Clare Melinsky, Jonny Duddle, Kazu Kibuishi, Brian Selznick, and Ien van Laanen for subsequent Italian editions throughout the years,[3] until brand new exclusive cover art by Michele De Lucchi and AMDL CIRCLE were introduced in 2021.[4]

Notes and references

Japanese

The Japanese translations of the books, published by Say-zan-sha, are in several formats, splitting into different total number of books.

Sans the Illustrated Edition and House Edition, two hardback sets have been published, with books four to seven splitting into two volumes per book, making the total number of volumes in the series eleven instead of seven. Both sets include original chapter art.

The original hardback edition was published between 1 December 1999[1] and 23 July 2008,[2] with Dan Schlesinger as the interior and cover artist. This edition, as of 2021, is still in print.

On 10 July 2019, in celebration of 20 Years of Magic in Japan, Say-zan-sha announced new editions to be published on 1 December 2019, with Miho Satake as the interior and cover artist.[3] The book size changed from the original hardbacks' A5 to shi-rokuban,[4] a slightly smaller format.[5][6] This edition, referred to as shinsouban (Japanese: 新装版), is then completed on 18 June 2020.[7]

Hardback editions

Original

20th Anniversary Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone · Chamber of Secrets · Prisoner of Azkaban
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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Notes and references

Lithuanian

The Lithuanian translations of the books, published by Alma Littera, used to use Mary GrandPré's art work. Upon celebrating Harry Potter's 20th anniversary, brand new sets of cover art created by Jekaterina Budrytė were commissioned.[1]

Portuguese

The European Portuguese translations of the books are published by Editorial Presença, while Brazilian Portuguese translations are published by Editora Rocco. The European Portuguese publications have three different editions using sets of cover arts by Mary GrandPré, Bloomsbury Publishing's first complete adult edition, then Kazu Kibuishi. The regular Brazilian Portuguese editions used Mary GrandPré's art work.

Early European Portuguese editions

Prior to switching to using Mary GrandPré's art work, the first European Portuguese editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets featured unique cover art by Teresa Cruz Pinho.

2012 Brazilian Collector's Edition

While the regular Brazilian editions used Mary GrandPré's art work, in 2012, Editora Rocco released a Collector's Edition (edição de colecionador) in hardback, with brand new covers designed by Mario Alberto.[2]

Russian

2008 Black Deluxe Edition

The Russian translations of the books were originally published by Rosman Publishing prior to 2013. During its thirteen years of publication run, most editions used the American cover art by Mary GrandPré; however, in 2008, a hardcover Black Deluxe Edition (Черное подарочное издание) was released, using brand new cover arts illustrated by Andrew Ferez.[3] Much like Bloomsbury's original adult edition, the covers of the Russian Black Deluxe Edition depict a particular object or figure that played significant roles in the book.

Notes and references

Slovak

The Slovak editions were published by IKAR, originally using Mary GrandPré's art work, later updating to using Jonny Duddle's version. Upon celebrating Harry Potter's 20th anniversary, brand new sets of cover art created by Adrián Macho were commissioned, and were only sold in a box set.[1][2]

Back cover elements
  1. Philosopher's Stone: Rubeus Hagrid holding baby Harry Potter.[3][4][5]
  2. Chamber of Secrets: Dobby and his freedom sock.[6]
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban: Stag Patronus.[7][8][5]
  4. Goblet of Fire: Unidentified female Hungarian Horntail and the Golden egg.[9][10][5]
  5. Order of the Phoenix: Harry and friends riding Thestrals.[11]
  6. Half-Blood Prince: Albus Dumbledore.[12][13][5]
  7. Deathly Hallows: Severus Snape.[14]
Notes and references
  1. Harry Potter box 1 – 7: 20. výročie vydania - bux.sk (operated by IKAR)
  2. News: "Spectacular new Slovak Harry Potter box set launched for 20th anniversary" on Wizarding World
  3. [8] & [9] on Adrián Macho's official Instagram
  4. (see this image)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The Harry Potter series is celebrating its 20th year since first being published in Slovakia, and is doing so in style! Take a look at these stunning new covers designed to commemorate the anniversary. Designed by illustrator and fan Adrián Macho. on Wizarding World's official Twitter
  6. [10] & [11] on Adrián Macho's official Instagram
  7. [12] & [13] on Adrián Macho's official Instagram
  8. (see this image)
  9. [14] & [15] on Adrián Macho's official Instagram
  10. (see this image)
  11. [16] & [17] on Adrián Macho's official Instagram
  12. [18] & [19] on Adrián Macho's official Instagram
  13. (see this image)
  14. [20] & [21] on Adrián Macho's official Instagram

Spanish

The Spanish translations of the books are published by Salamandra. The original cover art was created by Dolores Avendaño.[1]

15th Anniversary Edition

Tiago da Silva was commissioned to create new cover art for 15th anniversary for the Spanish publications.[2] This new set of covers was rolled out in late 2014.

Swedish

The Swedish translations of the books, published by Tiden, have cover art created by Alvaro Tapia.[1]

Thai

The Thai translated 20th anniversary edition of the books, published by Nanmeebooks, have cover art created by Apolar (Arut "Arch" Angchuan).

Ukrainian

The Ukrainian translations of the books, published by Ababahalamaha, have cover art created by Vladyslav Yerko.[1]

Hogwarts Library companion books

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages

The cover of the original edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was designed to look like Harry Potter's copy of the book, with a sticker featuring his signature, and claw gashes over the cover material. The cover of the original edition of Quidditch Through the Ages was designed to look like a Hogwarts Librarybook, complete with seal. Both are illustrated by Richard Horne.[3]

In 2009, both books received redesigned covers, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them having a painting of Hogwarts' coat of arms with the animals escaping the frame, and Quidditch Through the Ages having a Golden Snitch in a blue background.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The UK cover depicts a tree stump (from the story Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump) and a skull (The Tale of the Three Brothers). The US cover has objects from each story: a tree stump, a hopping pot, a fountain (with the three witches and the knight climbing the hill toward it), a heart and three hands holding the Deathly Hallows. Most international covers follow the UK cover - though the German cover has a wizard, the hopping pot, Babbitty Rabbity holding her wand and a skull, while the Spanish cover has Death, the hopping pot, the fountain, the heart, and Babbitty Rabbitty biting her wand alongside the stump, and the Japanese one just illustrates Babbitty Rabbitty.


Notes and references

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