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Mirzaei, 1992. Front cover

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM AND FITZGERALD. Ed. by Masoud Mirzaei. 2nd printing. [S.l.], Mirzaei, 1992.

In this edition the quatrains are given in eleven languages. There are separate chapters for the quatrains in Italian (48 q.), Spanish (48 q.), Turkish (40 q.), Russian (47 q.), Japanese (44 q.), Armenian (15 q.) and Arabic (97 q.). In the polyglot chapter there are 97 quatrains in Persian, English, French and German.

The English verses are taken from FitzGerald’s translations:

Number of quatrains:
FitzGerald (1859) -72
FitzGerald (1868) -20
FitzGerald (1879) - 5

IndexFitzGerald 1859FitzGerald 1868FitzGerald 1879
1 13
2 135
3 44
4 3
5 5
6 21
7 65
8 131
9 144
10 105
11 129
12 26
13 71
14 43
15 132
16 27
17 28
18 83
19 14
20 108
21 39
22 13
23 107
24 7
25 139
26 104
27 95
28 10
29 1
30 150
31 103
32 16
33 133
34 25
35 24
36 15
37 110
38 94
39 90
40 145
1 84
2 1
3 4
4 7
5 8
6 11
7 9
8 66
9 14
10 13
11 15
12 12
13 17
14 3
15 16
16 70
17 19
18 21
19 42
20 23
21 24
22 26
23 25
24 99
25 27
26 61
27 28
28 37
29 49
30 29
31 30
32 31
33 32
34 33
35 34
36 38
37 41
38 35
39 36
40 39
41 40
42 74
43 42
44 43
45 44
46 2
47 45
48 47
49 46
50 47
51 48
52 49
53 50
54 51
55 52
56 53
57 54
58 55
59 56
60 54
61 57
62 8
63 58
64 63
65 60
66 55
67 62
68 63
69 64
70 65
71 66
72 43
73 65
74 67
75 68
76 44
77 70
78 71
79 72
80 73
81 20
82 75
83 68
84 28
85 85
86 10
87 46
88 18
89 20
90 6
91 14
92 72
93 80
94 22
95 105
96 67
97 44

Of the French quatrains 83 were translated by A. E’tessam-Zadeh (1931). The remaining 14 quatrains appeared in earlier editions, such as Tahrir-Iran 1955 and the edition edited by H.A.N. Esfandiary (1972), where they were attributed also to E’tessam-Zadeh. These fourteen quatrains appeared earlier editions

3 (F12) 9 (F15) 10 (F14) 16 (F16) 19 (F17) 20 (F18) 22 (F19)
30 (F20) 31 (F21) 34 (F22) 40 (F23) 71 (F1) 77 (F26) 85 (F27)

Number of quatrains:
E’tessam-Zadeh (1931) - 83
E’tessam-Zadeh (Shumposha, 1972) - 13
E’tessam-Zadeh (Tahrir-Iran, 1955) - 1

IndexE'tessam 1931E'tessam 1955E'tessam 1972
1 26
2 143
3 4 (F 12)
4 70
5 380
6 373
7 354
8 35
9 14 (F 15)
10 13 (F 14)
11 159
12 83
13 17
14 226
15 31
16 19 (F 16)
17 96
18 186
19 22 (F 17)
20 23 (F 18)
21 296
22 26 (F 19)
23 335
24 174
25 214
26 231
27 284
28 294
29 21
30 29 (F 20)
31 30 (F 21)
32 240
33 286
34 33 (F 22)
35 222
36 124
37 279
38 30
39 203
40 39 (F 23)
41 121
42 42
43 234
44 178
45 34
46 1
47 312
48 122
49 254
50 232
51 200
52 223
53 306
54 212
55 92
56 360
57 111
58 137
59 215
60 66
61 351
62 105
63 218
64 177
65 233
66 271
67 19
68 56
69 171
70 112
71 5 (F 1)
72 46
73 84
74 6
75 12
76 242
77 70 (F 26)
78 133
79 120
80 297
81 302
82 185
83 109
84 59
85 82 (F 27)
86 308
87 146
88 64
89 251
90 158
91 320
92 81
93 65
94 18
95 348
96 119
97 346

Though no names are given, there are initials R and N along with the quatrains in German. It appears that these initials indicate the translators’ names: F. Rosen and H.W. Nordmeyer. These initials are missing in four quatrains: numbers 22, 32, 34 and 47. They have not yet been identified. Quatrain number 23 is not by Nordmeyer but by Rosen. Number 24 has erroneously Nordmeyer’s initial but remains unidentified. To summarize: 28 German quatrains are by Rosen and 65 by Nordmeyer. Some of the German quatrains also appear in other editions.
The unidentified quatrains are numbers 22 (G 4), 24 (G 5), 34 (G 6) and 47 (G 7)

Number of quatrains:
Nordmeyer (1926) - 65
Rosen (1909 and later) - 18, 8, 2
Unidentified - 4



IndexNordmeijer 1926Rosen 1909Rosen 1912Rosen 1919NN
1 57
2 1
3 24
4 7
5 9
6 12
7 10
8 66
9 16
10 14
11 15
12 13
13 18
14 3
15 17
16 35
17 21
18 22
19 39
20 24
21 42
22 22 (G 4)
23 97
24 24 (G 5)
25 27
26 84
27 34
28 56
29 49
30 29
31 30
32 31
33 40
34 34 (G 6)
35 35
36 1
37 57
38 17
39 18
40 54
41 55
42 3
43 58
44 59
45 60
46 62
47 47 (G 7)
48 11
49 5
50 42
51 43
52 69
53 70
54 71
55 72
56 73
57 75
58 76
59 77
60 41
61 80
62 8
63 81
64 86
65 87
66 41
67 85
68 38
69 88
70 89
71 90
72 40
73 142
74 91
75 92
76 87
77 94
78 78
79 26
80 99
81 13
82 101
83 65
84 63
85 79
86 25
87 46
88 22
89 21
90 114
91 77
92 67
93 74
94 23
95 97
96 64
97 44