Spain

 

Spain is a lovely country full of linguistic diversity, and happily also, home to 5 different Potter translations and 1 adaptation. The translations range from very common to extremely hard. Additionally and interestingly, there is more than one Spanish translation running around, which points to the different Spanish dialects present. 

Asturias

Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

Only 700 copies (confirmed) of this book are in existence, so needless to say, I am super thrilled to be an owner of one :) This book was published in the city of Oviedo, Spain in the Asturias region; this city is also the best bet for finding one at a second-hand shop, however, they don't show up often, so IF you're lucky enough to find one, better grab it if you can. There has only been one copy (knowingly) sold on US eBay; the copy sold in June 2017 for $890.00

Title: Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

ISBN: 9788480535496

Translator: Xesús González Rato

Format: Softcover

 

Notes: Only book 1 published so far; Trabe has said they're considering books 2 and 3 and a possible reissue of the first book.

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 10, Extremely Difficult.

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Basque Country

Harry Potter eta sorgin-harria

1st Edition Basque translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Elkar. This translation uses the Europeans Spanish cover art and even has "Salamandra" to the front bottom edge (Salamandra is the publisher of the EU Spanish translation). The Basque translation isn't all that common, but when searched for, it's not all that hard to find either; it's also a super fun translation to have. 

 

Title: Harry Potter Eta Sorgin-Harria

ISBN: 9788483317037

Translator: Iñaki Mendiguren

Format: Hardcover

 

Notes: Softcover edition published as well; all 7 books published in both formats. 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not too Common

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Catalonia

Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

This was the very first Catalan Philosopher's Stone translation published. This translation is fairly hard to find, even in Spain now, especially with the rise Potter translation collecting. I personally love the generic wizard on the front cover of this amazing little book.

Title: Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

ISBN: 9788475966410

Translator: Laura Escorihuela Martínez

Format: Softcover

Notes: First Catalan Philosopher's Stone translation (First state, first Edition)

 

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 9 Very Hard 

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2nd State, 1st Edition of the Catalan Philosopher's Stone translation. This cover is actually illustrated for the book. The next three books in the series are also found with similar illustrations. This state is easier to find than the 1st, but it is still on the harder-to-find area.

Title: Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

ISBN: 9788475966410

Translator: Laura Escorihuela Martínez

Format: Softcover

Notes: 2nd state of the 1st Edition; no hardcovers published with this illustration; first 4 books published with cover art from this illustrator.

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 8, Hard

Adult edition translation of Philosopher's Stone. This book is quite a bit larger than the others and features toned-down cover art. This edition doesn't seem to easy to find either. I know for sure the first 3 books were published in this format.

Title: Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

ISBN: 8475966411

Translator: Laura Escorihuela Martínez

Format: Large Softcover

Notes: At least the 1st three books published in this format; no hardcover

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 8, Hard

This Catalan translation is much more commonly found and often mistaken for being the first edition because it bears Thomas Taylor cover art. That said, this book doesn't show often in the US marketplaces, but is located easily in Spain and Western Europe. Like the UK books, the boards match the jacket. 

Title: Harry Potter I La Pedra Filosofal

ISBN: 9788475967745 or 8475967744

Translator: Laura Escorihuela Martinez

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Notes: all 7 books published in this format

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

This edition has a lesser quality than the above books. This quite possibly may be a mass market edition as it's much smaller than the above books s well. By far the easiest Catalan edition to find. A quick ISBN search revealed there are many sellers of this particular edition. 

Title: Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal
ISBN: 9788499301518
Translator: Laura Escorihuela
Format: Small Softcover

Notes: Easiest to find Catalan Philosopher's Stone; unsure if rest of 7 books published--have seen Chamber of Secrets in this format

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

 

Galicia

Harry Potter e a pedra filosofal

Harry Potter e o preso de Azkaban

1st Edition translation, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone published by Editorial Galaxia. This neat translation is somewhat easily found on Spanish e-commerce sites, that said they are becoming harder to find as the market for first book translations continues to grow. Look at that lovely title font :) I also like the dark blue background with the cover art from the Spanish translation.

Title: Harry Potter e a pedra filosofal
ISBN: 9788482884967
Translator: Marilar Aleixandre
Format: Hardcover

Notes: Unaware of a softcover; All 7 books published

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

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1st Edition Galician translation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, published by Editorial Galaxia. This translation isn't very common, but it's also not very hard to find when searched for, although it usually doesn't show up too often on the larger e-commerce sites within the United States--but try Spanish e-commerce sites. This translation is probably one of my favorite given the different cover art and title font.

Title: Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal
ISBN: 9788532511010
Translator: Marilar Aleixandre
Format: Hardcover

Notes: I've not heard of or seen a softcover edition; all 7 books were published.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not too Common

 

Spain

Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal

Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban

Los Cuentos de Beedle el Bardo

1st Edition European Spanish translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Salamandra. This translation, even in softcover is one of the easiest to find. That said, there thought to be as many as 33 different regional adaptations of this particular book! So while it's common, particular variants may not be--research is still on going but slow given the necessity of having to track down the different ISBNs associated with this translation and then cataloguing the differences between them. For more information, this article is wonderful!

 

Title: Harry Potter Y La Piedra Filosofal

ISBN: 

Translator: Alicia Dellepiane

Format: Hardcover

 

Notes: Many different regional translations of this book, so commonality of each variant is unknown. Variants aside, the European Spanish translation is one of the easiest to find. 

 

Difficulty to Find Rating (overall): 1, Easy

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Circle of Readers Book Club Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. While this book is neither incredibly hard to find or valuable, it certainly has quite fun cover art; this is a set I would enjoy having all of.

Title: Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal
ISBN: 8422679876
Translator: Alicia Dellepiane Rawson
Format: Hardcover

Notes: Book Club Edition, fairly common on Spanish (ES) e-commerce websites for not a whole lot of money; All 7 books were published

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

1st Edition European Spanish translation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, published by Emece. This particular book was published before the movie came out, which the the different font on the cover tells us. The Emece Spanish translations seem to be somewhat more difficult to find than the ubiquitous Salamandra published translations. That said, they're still fairly common and shouldn't cost too terribly much, in hardcover or softcover format. 

Title: Harry Potter y el Prisionero de Azkaban
ISBN: 9788478885190 or 8478885196
Translator: Nieves Martín Azofra, Adolfo Muñoz García
Format: Hardcover

Notes: Softcover available too;  All 7 books published; this particular edition was published by Emece in Barcelona.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common (Pre-movie less common)

Later edition Spanish Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Salamandra in 2015. This lovely cover is deisgned by Tiago de Silva and is one of the lovelier Spanish covers, in my opinion. These books were just released so are easily found on ecommerce sites both in Europe and in the United States. The book isn't rare or valuable but it most certainly is fun. :)

Title: Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal
ISBN: 9780613359603
Translator: Alicia Dellepiane Rawson
Format: *Softcover


*This book is library-bound so is ha hardcover, but usually these are found as softcover

Difficulty to Find Rating: 2, Common

I don't usually collect Beedle the Bard translations, however, I LOVE the cover art on this Salamandra published translation. Honestly, I think I prefer this cover to that of the more common Bloomsbury or Scholastic. From my experience, these books are around and not all that rare of valuable, just fun. :)

Title: Los Cuentos de Beedle el Bardo
ISBN: 9788498381962
Translator: Gemma Rovira Ortega
Format: Hardcover

Notes: I'm not aware of a softcover of this translation. 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 2, Common

 
Valencia

Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

Harry Potter i la cambra secreta

1st Edition Valencian adaptation of the Catalan translations of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Tandem Books. This particular book is quite hard to find, although they do show up on larger e-commerce sites, they're increasingly rare and usually quite high when found.   

Title: Harry Potter i la Pedra Filosofal
ISBN: 9788481312775
Translator: Laura Escorihuela, adapted to Valencian by the Salvador Company
Format: Hardcover 

Notes: No softcover; only books 1 & 2 published

Difficulty to Find Rating: 9, Very Hard.

Valencian adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published by Tandem in 2002. This book is adapted from Empuries Catalan edition. Only the first two books were adapted in Valencian, as someone deemed the Catalan and Valencian editions too similar to each other. These books are fun to own but also increasingly very hard to find. 

Title: Harry Potter i la Cambra Secreta
ISBN: 9788481313284 or 8481313289
Translator: Laura Escorihuela, adapted to Valencian by the Salvador Company
Format: Hardcover

Notes: No jacket issued; last book published in Valencian

Difficulty to Find Rating: 9, Very Hard