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RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM = ROBÂÏYAT DE OMAR KHAÏYÂM. Rendered into English verse by Edward FitzGerald. Tehran, Gooya House of culture and arts, 1999.

Large volume, showing 94 quatrains in English, French and Persian. The English preface is by K. Movaghar who thanks A. Azad “for providing English translations of some of the quatrains, by other translators, where FitzGerald’s versions were not available”. It is not clear though who these other translators are. In the French preface H.A. Kavoussi refers to the French translation by E’tessam-Zadeh that appears in many of the Iranian polyglot editions, but doesn’t get the credits that it deserves:
“Il est à rapeller qu’un iranien: A.G. Etessamzadeh [sic] consacra, lui aussi, une dizaine d’années de sa vie (1930-1940), à traduire en vers français un nombre important des robaï et de les reviser à chaquelle nouvelle publication … Malheureusement, et injustement, il fut la victime d’une grave ingratitude de la part de presque la totalité des éditeurs qui publièrent des receuils multilingues sans remémorer le nom du traducteur ni faire la moindre allusion à son émérite travail.” Kavoussi also translated a number of quatrains into French; in this edition they are marked with a double asterisk.

There are 51 quatrains from FitzGerald’s translations. 23 quatrains are from Rosen’s edition of 1928 and 5 quatrains were taken from K. Emami’s translation, published in 1988 by Souffles (Paris). The source of 15 quatrains, referred to as provided by A. Azad, remains unidentified.
These are the numbers

3 (E1) 4 (E2) 6 (E3) 7 (E4) 10 (E5)
11 (E6) 12 (E7) 14 (E8) 15 (E9) 16 (E10)
17 (E11) 21 (E12) 36 (E13) 49 (E14) 60 (E15)

Number of quatrains:
FitzGerald (1859) - 37
FitzGerald (1868) - 10
FitzGerald (1879) - 4
Rosen (1928) - 23
Emami (1988) - 5
Unidentified - 15

IndexF1 - 1859F2 - 1868F4 - 1879Rosen 1928EmamiNN
1 3
2 69
3 1 (E 1)
4 2 (E 2)
5 48
6 3 (E 3)
7 4 (E 4)
8 46
9 89
10 5 (E 5)
11 6 (E 6)
12 7 (E 7)
13 28
14 8 (E 8)
15 9 (E 9)
16 10 (E 10)
17 11 (E 11)
18 46
19 14
20 65
21 12 (E 12)
22 155
23 44
24 327
25 109
26 31
27 85
28 20
29 48
30 44
31 11
32 34
33 57
34 42
35 68
36 13 (E 13)
37 2
38 55
39 15
40 19
41 53
42 52
43 21
44 8
45 43
46 61
47 8
48 297
49 14 (E 14)
50 103
51 310
52 14
53 62
54 1
55 43
56 181
57 18
58 98
59 147
60 15 (E 15)
61 22
62 6
63 4
64 47
65 46
66 14
67 10
68 74
69 12
70 28
71 25
72 17
73 6
74 68
75 4
76 260
77 299
78 36
79 18
80 105
81 37
82 38
83 22
84 60
85 28
86 29
87 16
88 17
89 20
90 35
91 58
92 72
93 54
94 32

From E’tessam-Zadeh’s translation (1931) 35 quatrains were selected. Two more quatrains by E’tessam-Zadeh, numbers 19 (F 15) and 86 (F 20), appeared earlier in the edition by H.A.N. Esfandiary. From V. Monteil’s translation (1983) 30 quatrains were selected and 26 quatrains were translated by H.A. Kavoussi. In this last series one quatrain appeared twice, as number 9 and number 10 (F 32). Finally, one quatrain remains unidentified: number 6 (F 28).
The 26 (=25) quatrains from Kavoussi are the following

3 (F29) 4 (F30) 7 (F31) 9 (F32) 10 (F32) 11 (F33)
12 (F34) 14 (F35) 15 (F36) 17 (F37) 18 (F38) 21 (F39)
22 (F40) 24 (F41) 25 (F42) 35 (F43) 36 (F44) 48 (F45)
51 (F46) 54 (F47) 60 (F48) 61 (F49) 63 (F50) 72 (F51)
73 (F52) 79 (F53)

Number of quatrains:
E’tessam-Zadeh (1931) - 35
E’tessam-Zadeh (Shumposha, 1972) - 2
Monteil (1983) - 30
Kavoussi (Gooya, 1999) - 26 (= 25)
Unidentified - 1

IndexE'tessam 1931E'tessam 1972Monteil 1983Kavoussi 1999NN
1 226
2 116
3 1 (F 29)
4 2 (F 30)
5 200
6 6 (F 28)
7 3 (F 31)
8 31
9 4 (F 32)
10 4 (F 32)
11 5 (F 33)
12 6 (F 34)
13 59
14 7 (F 35)
15 8 (F 36)
16 122
17 9 (F 37)
18 10 (F 38)
19 14
20 64
21 11 (F 39)
22 12 (F 40)
23 242
24 13 (F 41)
25 14 (F 42)
26 240
27 5
28 302
29 122
30 34
31 125
32 85
33 172
34 234
35 15 (F 43)
36 16 (F 44)
37 1
38 271
39 76
40 96
41 360
42 92
43 186
44 92
45 46
46 231
47 380
48 17 (F 45)
49 50
50 135
51 18 (F 46)
52 320
53 91
54 19 (F 47)
55 178
56 117
57 64
58 129
59 137
60 20 (F 48)
61 21 (F 49)
62 154
63 22 (F 50)
64 232
65 254
66 32
67 57
68 88
69 16
70 121
71 28
72 23 (F 51)
73 24 (F 52)
74 30
75 98
76 126
77 58
78 203
79 25 (F 53)
80 348
81 294
82 124
83 18
84 68
85 284
86 29
87 17
88 17
89 33
90 30
91 218
92 109
93 111
94 286