Albanian

Harry Potter dhe Guri Filozofa

Albania
 

1st Edition, 1st State translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Publishing House Dituria in 2001. This book is a softcover with GrandPre illustrated jacket. This particular state is increasingly hard to find with influx of new translation collectors. There are 3 states of this book that I am aware of. The second features the German cover art and the third features the Italian cover art; there may be later states featuring either the Duddle or the Kibuishi cover art as well. This particular state is harder to find of the lot as it was the first and more than likely because fewer were printed.

Title: Harry Potter dhe Guri Filozofa
ISBN: 9992747633
Translator: Amik Kasoruho
Format: Softcover with jacket

 

Notes: all 7 books published with GrandPre cover art; has same ISBN as the 1st edition, 1st state and the 3rd State.
Difficulty to Find Rating (1 - 10): 8, Hard

Later State of the 1st Albanian Edition, published by Publishing House Dituria in 2002. This state features the 1st Edition German cover art is is still not easily found, although much easier than the GrandPre cover art.

Title: Harry Potter dhe guri filozofal
ISBN: 9992747633
Translator: Amik Kasoruho
Format: Illustrated softcover

Notes: 2nd State or 3rd (probably 2nd b/c of publication date); hard to find outside of Albania but still around; all 7 books published with German cover art; all 3 states have same ISBN.

Difficulty to Find Rating (1 - 10): 7, Somewhat Hard

Not Pictured: Harry Potter dhe Guri Filozofal in a Softcover with cover art first appearing on the Italian translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale). This translation is also a 7 (Somewhat Hard) out of a 10 point scale; they show up on US e-commerce sites but not too commonly; more often than not finding a copy requires translating foreign bookseller sites. Importantly: all 3 states of the book have the same ISBN, so unless the seller has an actual picture of the book being sold, it is VERY easy to wind up with a difference state the the one ordered. I have spoken with sellers in Albania saying that the GrandPre state (1st edition, 1st State) has become incredibly hard to find inside Albania, and this difficulty is only increasing as new translation collectors enter the collectorship.

 

1st State of the Azkaban translation. Like it's Philosopher's Stone counterpart, this book is quite hard to come by, even in Albania. Published in 2003 by Dituria.

Title: Harry Potter dhe i burgosuri i Azkabanit

ISBN: 9992759038

Translator: Amik Kasoruho

Format: Illustrated softcover

Notes: Available in all 3 states; all Albanian Potter books are becoming harder to find.

Difficulty to Find Rating:8, Hard