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First Edition

1st Edition, earlier print Italian Translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Salani. Notice how the boards of this book are different from the below later print boards. Also, Notice how the front font is different than the that of the below edition--this is because this book was printed before the first movie was released.

Title: Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale

ISBN: 8877827025

Translator: Marina Astrologo

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Notes: all 7 books published in this format; book clubs available in most if not all of these books

Difficulty to Find Rating: 7, Somewhat Hard

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1st Edition, 31st Print Italian translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Adriano Salani Editore in 2004. There are many different variants of the Italian 1st Edition, from board cover color to colors used on the jacket. I'm unsure if each print has a small difference, but it may honestly be the case (much more information is needed--so if you have any info, please share). The more valuable 1st edition is, of course, the 1st print, which has Harry depicted without glasses and Joanne Rowling listed as the author (replaced shortly after released with J. K. Rowling). This 1st print is quite valuable and prices keep rising.

Title: Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale
ISBN: 8877827025
Translator: Marina Astrologo
Format: Hardcover with Jacket

 

Notes: all 7 books published in this format; later print book; softcover editions available

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

1st Edition earlier print of the Italian translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published by Salani in 2000. Like the earlier print Philosopher's Stone above, this one too was printed before the first movie was released. 

Title: Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti

ISBN: 8877827033

Translator: Marina Astrologo

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Difficulty to Find RatingL 7, Somewhat Hard

1st Edition later print Iater Print translation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, published by Salani in 2002.

Title: Harry Potter e il Prigioniero di Azkaban

ISBN: 8877828528

Translator: Beatrice Masini

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

1st Edition, later Print Italian translation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, published by Salani in 2002. This book, unlike the previous three that I own anyway, has raised foiled front lettering.

Title: Harry Potter e il Calice di Fuoco

ISBN: 888451049X

Translator: Beatrice Masini

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

1st edition, 3rd Print of the Italian translation of Harry Potter and the Halg-Blood Prince, published by Salani in 2006.

Title: Harry Potter e il Principe Mezzosangue

ISBN: 8884516374

Translator: Beatrice Masini

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

1st Edition, 1st Print of the Italian translation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, published by Salani in 2008.

Title: Harry Potter e i Doni della Morte

ISBN: 978884518781

Translator: Beatrice Masini

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

Revised Italian Edition

Revised Philosopher's Stone. In 2014 Salani revised the Harry Potter books, to better improve their quality. On their website, Salani says of the revision that translation the series one book with no future knowledge of plot was daunting, resulting in lower quality translations. To separate the revised editions from the Italian first editions, the cover art from the Dutch books is used, and I must say these covers are amazing.

 

Title: Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale

ISBN: 9788867158126

Translator: Marina Astrologo, Stefano Bartezzaghi (revision work)

Format: Hardcover, no Jacket

Notes: revised textblock;

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

Revised Edition, Chamber of Secrets.

Title: Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti

ISBN: 9788867158133

Translator: Marina Astrologo, Stefano Bartezzaghi (revision work)

Format: Hardcover, no Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

Revised Edition, Prisoner of Azkaban.

Title: Harry Potter e il Prigioniero di Azkaban

ISBN: 9788867158140

Translator: Beatrice Masini, Stefano Bartezzaghi (revision work)

Format: Hardcover, no Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

Revised Edition, Goblet of Fire.

Title: Harry Potter e il Calice di Fuoco

ISBN: 9788867158157

Translator: Beatrice Masini, Stefano Bartezzaghi (revision work)

Format: Hardcover, no Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

Revised Edition, Order of the Phoenix.

Title: Harry Potter e l'Ordine della Fenice

ISBN: 9788867158164

Translator: Beatrice Masini, Stefano Bartezzaghi (revision work)

Format: Hardcover, no Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

Revised Edition, Half-Blood Prince

Title: Harry Potter e il Principe Mezzosangue

ISBN: 9788867158171

Translator: Beatrice Masini, Stefano Bartezzaghi (revision work)

Format: Hardcover, no Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

Revised Edition, Deathly Hallows

Title: Harry Potter e i Doni della Morte

ISBN: 9788867158188

Translator: Beatrice Masini, Stefano Bartezzaghi (revision work)

Format: Hardcover, no Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

 
 

1st Edition, 1st Print of the Latin translation of Philosopher's Stone, published by Bloomsbury in 2003. While Latin is a dead language, this translation was created to give students of the language fresh reading material as well as to remove some of the dread of studying this language. For more information about the Latin translation, click here. There are at least 2 editions of this book.

Title: Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis
ISBN: 9781582348254 or 1582348251
Translator: Peter Needham
Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Notes: only books 1 & 2 published; are at least 2 Thomas Taylor illustrated Bloomsbury editions; later editions featuring Jonny Duddle art

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

 

1st Edition Latin translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret,s published by Bloomsbury in 2007. This edition has a gold colored ribbon bookmark, which is missing from the first book.

Title: Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum
ISBN: 9780747588771
Translator: Peter Needham
Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Notes: There's a Jonny Duddle edition as well.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common (although Duddle edition easier to find, this one is still quite common).