Mongolia

 
 

1st Edition Mongolian translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Nepko Publishing in 2009. This translation is one of the hardest to find, even within Mongolia, let alone in other countries. That said, a few copies are coming to light on e-commerce sites, but prices are steep and deservedly so--there is a quickly growing demand and a very small supply AND the book is just so incredibly hard to find. I don't know the print run here, BUT given that I've been told by many people living and visiting Mongolia that these books just aren't common, I don't think the print run is too high. I also love the cover art--it's whimsical, different, but very Potter. 

Title: Харри Поттер ба Шидэт Чулуу  (Kharri Pottyer ba Shidet Chuluu)
ISBN: 
Translator: Д.Аюуш & Д.Батбаяр
Format: Hardcover

Notes: This book is available in paperback as well; paperback is more common BUT not by much. Hardcovers with Jackets are even more harder to come by. Only books 1 & 2 published. New Edition published in late 2017; Stone new edition has a different title.

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 9, Very Hard

 

1st Edition Mongolian translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published by Nepko Publishing in 2011. This cool edition has a red ribbon bookmark as well. The Mongolian translations are becoming increasingly scarce in any form (hard or soft cover) even in Mongolia. My guess would be that not very many were published, but I coul dbe wrong there. I don't have any information about print runs for these books. 

Title: Харри Поттер ба Нууц Өрөө (Kharri Pottyer ba Nuuts Öröö)
ISBN: 9789996266119
Translator: Д.Аюуш & Д.Батбаяр
Format: Hardcover

Notes: a Jacket was issued at least with some editions; my copy doens't have a jacket (more than likely because it was lost sometime before I got it); 2nd Edition released in 2017.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 9, Very Hard

 
 

This is the newest Mongolian translation, published in 2017 by Monsudar. This translation was released with much fanfare and celebration in Mongolia. From what I can tell, the translation has been met with positivity. I do not know how it compares with the first translation, however. 

 

Title: Харри Поттер ба Философийн Чулуу (Kharri Pottyer ba Filosofiin Chuluu)

ISBN: 9789997314574

Translator: Н. Энхнаран 

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Notes: Books 1 & 2 released at the same time; rumor is that all 7 books are to be released under this publisher. I am also assuming a higher print run than that of the first translation, so they should be easier to find on the whole than the first 2 translations

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

 

2nd Mongolian translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published by Monsudar in late 2017. 

Title: Харри Поттер ба Нууц Өрөө (Kharri Pottyer ba Nuuts Öröö)

ISBN: 9789997314994

Translator: Н. Энхнаран 

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 5, Not too Common