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Hungarian is a member of the Finno-Ugric group of the Uralic language family, which also includes Finnish and Estonian. Since the 13th century A.D., the language has been written using a modified Latin alphabet. In the 16th century, with the introduction of printing, the orthography of this language stabilized. This language is spoken primarily in Hungary; however, you can find speaker groups in Slovakia, Romania, and beyond. 

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ISBN: 9789638386779

The first edition of the Hungarian translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Animus publishing in 1999, has some of my favorite unique art of the books among my collection. Many collectors refer to this edition as the "Indiana Jones Edition" or similar because quite frankly, that's what this cover art reminds us of. Unlike the MGP hardcovers below, this book was not issued with a dust jacket. This edition of this book is becoming quite rare and in-demand, so keep that in mind if you're looking for a copy - the prices of this edition usually reflects the rarity and demand.

Harry Potter 1st Edition, 1st Print Hungarian Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve
1st Edition

While i would have loved to see an all-original art to match the 1st edition, that isn't what Happened with the Hungarian books. This edition was released featuring the ubiquitous and lovely Mary GrandPre cover art originally from the Scholastic U.S. Potter books. These books are hardcover with pictorial boards. Only the 1st book is a 2nd edition - books 1 - 6 are 1st edition Hungarian translations. Additionally, of all the translations to use the GrandPre covers, these Hungarian translations are among my favorites. Like the edition above, this edition as well as the following ones were published by Animus Publishing and interestingly, all 7 books look to have been translated by Tóth Tamás Boldizsár.

Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve

ISBN: 9789639884328

...és a Titkok Kamrája

ISBN: 9789639307285

...és az azkabani fogoly

ISBN: 9789639307292

...és a Tűz Serlege

ISBN: 9789639307308

Harry Potter Hungarian 1st Edition Later Print Philosopher's Stone Illustrated by Mary GrandPre Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve
2nd Edition

...és a Főnix Rendje

ISBN: 9789633240052

...és a Félvér Herceg

ISBN: 9789639884960

...és a Halál ereklyéi

ISBN: 9789633241479

ISBN: 963956379X

Published in 2005, this lovely edition of the Hungarian translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone looks lovely on a shelf. As far as I'm aware, this is the only book published in this edition; however, if you know better, please let me know.

Harry Potter Hungarian Special Edition Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve
Special Edition

In 2016, Hungarian re-introduced the seven Potter books in the popular Jonny Duddle cover art, which first appeared in 2013 on the Bloomsbury UK covers; since first appearing on the UK books, Duddles covers have graced many translations the world over. Interestingly, this edition looks to be revised, given the words, "Javitott Kiadas" (revised) on all 7 copyright pages. I'm not sure how revised, however.

ISBN: 9789633244548
ISBN: 978963244562
ISBN: 978963244579
ISBN: 978963244586
ISBN: 978963244593
ISBN: 978963244609
ISBN: 978963244616
ISBN: 9789633246924

The House editions, illustrated by Levi Pinfold, are also available. I only own the Slytherin House edition of the Hungarian book 1 - the side edges are sprayed to match the Slytherin Scarf. Looks like books 1 - 5 are available in House Edition at this time.

You can also buy the Hungarian Potter translations in Jim Kay's magical cover art as well.

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