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THE QUATRAINS OF ABOLFAT'H GHIA'TH-E-DIN EBRAHIM KHAYAM OF NISHABUR. Tehran, Elmi, 1963.
There are 60 quatrains in English, French, German, Russian, Persian, Urdu, Arabic and Ottoman Turkish, selected by M. Ramazani. The edition is illustrated by Tajvidi , with a “Publishers’ foreward” [sic] by Ali Akbar Elmi, Edward FitzGerald’s introduction, a French “Préface” by Ali Nô-Rouze, and introductions in German and in Russian, both anonymous.

The English quatrains are taken from Edward FitzGerald’s first edition, but their sequence is arbitrary.

Number of quatrains:
FitzGerald (1859) - 60

IndexFitzGerald 1859
1 51
2 65
3 40
4 70
5 61
6 64
7 28
8 14
9 43
10 53
11 67
12 44
13 3
14 16
15 22
16 45
17 18
18 9
19 60
20 32
21 58
22 50
23 36
24 73
25 49
26 75
27 72
28 74
29 62
30 68
31 63
32 69
33 29
34 52
35 47
36 48
37 46
38 42
39 39
40 38
41 37
42 35
43 34
44 33
45 31
46 27
47 24
48 26
49 25
50 23
51 21
52 20
53 19
54 17
55 15
56 12
57 10
58 6
59 2
60 1

Two quatrains are selected from J.B. Nicolas’ edition of 1867; four quatrains are selected from Franz Toussaint’s translation of 1924, and 54 quatrains are by A. E’tessam-Zadeh. Of these we find 53 quatrains in his edition of 1931 and one, number 50 (F 4), appeared earlier in the polyglot edition by Tahrir-Iran of 1955. One quatrain appears twice, number 16-29.

Number of quatrains:
E’tessam-Zadeh (1931) - 53
Toussaint (1924) - 4
Nicolas (1867) - 2
E’tessam-Zadeh (Tahir-Iran, 1955) - 1

IndexToussaint 1924E'tessam 1931E'tessam 1955Nicolas 1867
1 111
2 114
3 121
4 134
5 231
6 172
7 210
8 202
9 178
10 212
11 6
12 64
13 209
14 31
15 18
16* 19
17 64
18 101
19 233
20 286
21 86
22 306
23 203
24 297
25 223
26 185
27 120
28 5
29* 19
30 56
31 12
32 162
33 117
34 92
35 232
36 200
37 254
38 234
39 58
40 124
41 36
42 30
43 222
44 109
45 240
46 284
47 296
48 44
49 335
50 42 (F 4)
51 186
52 251
53 96
54 17
55 159
56 83
57 213
58 158
59 1
60 143

The German quatrains are selected from a variety of translations.

Number of quatrains:
Bodenstedt (1881) - 27
Von Schack (1878) - 13
Rosen (1909 and later - 9
Von der Porten (1927) - 3
Preconi (1946) - 3
Rempis (1935) - 3
Von Hammer (1818) - 2

IndexBodSchR'09R'12R'19PortPrecRempHam
1 120
2 309
3 153
4 84
5 361
6 6
7 74
8 28
9 400
10 104
11 387
12 43
13 224
14 231
15 50
16 59
17 101
18 141
19 95
20 40
21 20
22 25
23 444
24 128
25 122
26 325
27 152
28 96
29 75
30 38
31 44
32 279
33 37
34 111
35 102
36 62
37 466
38 58
39 417
40 386
41 187
42 64
43 100
44 103
45 39
46 34
47 279
48 315
49 267
50 77
51 16
52 261
53 172
54 232
55 153
56 22
57 125
58 249
59 354
60 60