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Shumposha, 1972. Calligraphy page

ROBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM IN ENGLISH VERSE. In English verse by Edward FitzGerald. Edited by Hossein-Ali Nouri Esfandiary. Shumposha Photo Printing Co., 1972.

In this edition we find 100 quatrains in English, French, Persian and Arabic. The Persian and Arabic texts alternate after every page amidst the English and French quatrains.

The quatrains in English are selected from three of FitzGerald’s editions

Number of quatrains:
FitzGerald (1859) - 75
FitzGerald (1868) - 21
FitzGerald (1879) - 4

IndexFitzGerald 1859FitzGerald 1868FitzGerald 1879
1 1
2 99
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 66
11 11
12 12
13 13
14 14
15 15
16 16
17 17
18 84
19 70
20 19
21 21
22 42
23 23
24 24
25 25
26 26
27 27
28 28
29 29
30 30
31 31
32 32
33 33
34 34
35 35
36 36
37 37
38 38
39 39
40 40
41 41
42 42
43 43
44 44
45 45
46 46
47 47
48 48
49 49
50 50
51 51
52 52
53 53
54 54
55 55
56 56
57 57
58 58
59 59
60 60
61 61
62 62
63 63
64 64
65 65
66 66
67 67
68 68
69 69
70 70
71 71
72 72
73 73
74 74
75 75
76 65
77 2
78 49
79 47
80 14
81 28
82 85
83 43
84 20
85 10
86 47
87 54
88 8
89 63
90 55
91 65
92 44
93 18
94 72
95 20
96 80
97 22
98 105
99 67
100 44

There are 83 quatrains from E’tessam-Zadeh’s translation of 1931. In the Prologue the editor H.A.N. Esfandiary writes that a number of quatrains (the remaining 17, JC) for this edition were translated by E’tessam-Zadeh on the editor’s request. Quatrain number 66 appeared earlier in the Tahrir-Iran edition of 1955. The seventeen quatrains are the numbers

4 (F12) 14 (F15) 23 (F18) 30 (F21) 59 (F24) 70 (F26)
5 (F13) 19 (F16) 26 (F19) 33 (F22) 66 (F1) 82 (F27)
13 (F14) 22 (F17) 29 (F20) 39 (F23) 69 (F25)

Number of quatrains:
E’tessam-Zadeh (1931) - 83
E’tessam-Zadeh (Shumposha, 1972) - 17

IndexE'tessam 1931E'tessam 1972E'tessam 1955
1 143
2 174
3 226
4 4 (F 12)
5 5 (F 13)
6 158
7 70
8 380
9 354
10 35
11 373
12 83
13 13 (F 14)
14 14 (F 15)
15 159
16 31
17 17
18 26
19 19 (F 16)
20 96
21 186
22 22 (F 17)
23 23 (F 18)
24 296
25 335
26 26 (F 19)
27 214
28 284
29 29 (F 20)
30 30 (F 21)
31 240
32 286
33 33 (F 22)
34 222
35 30
36 203
37 294
38 124
39 39 (F 23)
40 121
41 279
42 234
43 178
44 34
45 312
46 254
47 232
48 200
49 223
50 306
51 212
52 92
53 360
54 111
55 137
56 215
57 351
58 218
59 59 (F 24)
60 233
61 231
62 19
63 56
64 171
65 114
66 5 (F 1)
67 6
68 12
69 69 (F 25)
70 70 (F 26)
71 133
72 120
73 297
74 88
75 185
76 109
77 1
78 21
79 122
80 320
81 59
82 82 (F 27)
83 46
84 302
85 308
86 146
87 66
88 105
89 177
90 271
91 84
92 242
93 64
94 81
95 251
96 65
97 18
98 348
99 119
100 346