Hungary

Hungarian

 

1st Edition

1st Edition Hungarian translation of Philosopher's Stone, published by Animus Publishing in 1999. The "Harry Potter" cover font resembles most pre-movie publications in that it's not the font that's not associated with the Harry Potter franchise. Honestly, this cover art for so many reasons, which I love, makes me think more of Indiana Jones than Harry Potter. This is a very hard to find edition; they are around, but are increasingly scarce, even in Hungary, as a result, this edition is usually quite pricey in relation to other translations.

Title: Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve
ISBN: 9789638386779 or 9638386770
Translator: Tóth Tamás Boldizsár
Format: Hardcover, no jacket issued

Notes: Hard-to-find; printed before release of 1st Movie

Difficulty to Find Rating; 9, Very Hard

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2nd Edition

2nd Edition Hungarian translation, published by Animus Publishing in 2004. As you can see, this lovely edition has pictorial boards that match the jacket. It really is a lovey edition. This particular edition, when searched for ISBN, doesn't show any searches. However, this book looks to have been re-released under a different ISBN (9789633244531), and it is much easier found on hungarian websites; this re-release looks to be hardcover as well.

Title: Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve
ISBN: 9789639884328
Translator: Tóth Tamás Boldizsár
Format: Hardcover with matching jacket

Notes: Easier to find than first Philosopher's Stone edition; All 7 books published.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

 

Special Edition

Special Edition Hungarian translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I am not sure on the print run of this book; however, not that many enter into the US e-commerce marketplace, and when they do they sell for about $90.

Title: Harry Potter és a bölcsek köveI

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Translator: Tóth Tamás Boldizsár

Format: Hardcover

Notes: I do not think the rest of series was published in this format.

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 8, Hard