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Tahrir Iran, 1955. Covers

THE QUATRAINS OF ABOLFAT'H GHIA'TH-E-DIN EBRAHIM KHAYAM OF NISHABUR. Tehran, Tahir Co., 1955.

This is the first of a number of polyglot publications from Iran, as discussed in the survey article in Persica. The edition has 78 quatrains, most of which are shown in Persian, Arabic, English, French, German. It is illustrated with 78 colour illustrations by Akbar Tajvidi. Below each English and French quatrain, the names of FitzGerald and E’tessam-Zadeh respectively are shown, whereas the German quatrains appear anonymously. Although the French and German translations are parallel in meaning to FitzGerald’s quatrains, they are not translations thereof.

This table shows the quatrains selected from Edward FitzGerald's translation (1859) as they appear in this volume. Three quatrains appear twice: nrs. 25 (= 76), 35 (= 67) and 58 (= 68)

Number of quatrains:
FitzGerald (1859) - 78

IndexFitzGerald 1859
1 49
2 33
3 51
4 60
5 66
6 64
7 63
8 56
9 62
10 41
11 55
12 72
13 50
14 52
15 70
16 58
17 65
18 59
19 67
20 43
21 57
22 61
23 48
24 45
25* 47
26 73
27 36
28 46
29 74
30 53
31 68
32 44
33 69
34 3
35* 75
36 71
37 30
38 14
39 24
40 19
41 34
42 23
43 15
44 17
45 32
46 22
47 27
48 21
49 13
50 6
51 2
52 10
53 20
54 9
55 40
56 39
57 26
58* 25
59 18
60 37
61 42
62 29
63 16
64 31
65 54
66 28
67* 75
68* 25
69 8
70 7
71 38
72 5
73 4
74 11
75 35
76* 47
77 1
78 12

The French quatrains are mostly taken from A. E’tessam-Zadeh’s translation, published in 1931. 69 quatrains from this edition can be identified; two quatrains appear twice: number 25 = 76, and number 35 = 67.
The explanation for the remaining nine quatrains is that E’tessam-Zadeh “translated for us a number of such quatrains in the FitzGerald’s for which French translations were lacking” (From the pubisher's foreword). These quatrains are the numbers

5 (F1) 32 (F2) 33 (F3)42 (F4) 52 (F5) 54 (F6) 57 (F 7) 72 (F8)73 (F9)

Number of quatrains:
E’tessam-Zadeh (1931) - 69
E’tessam-Zadeh (Tahrir-Iran, 1955) - 9

IndexE'tessam 1931E'tessam 1955
1 223
2 109
3 73
4 233
5 5 (F 1)
6 171
7 56
8 215
9 19
10 279
11 137
12 120
13 306
14 92
15 134
16 86
17 114
18 352
19 127
20 178
21 351
22 231
23 200
24 289
25* 232
26 297
27 203
28 254
29 5
30 212
31 12
32 32 (F 2)
33 33 (F 3)
34 358
35* 185
36 133
37 372
38 202
39 305
40 96
41 230
42 42 (F 4)
43 166
44 17
45 286
46 287
47 284
48 186
49 242
50 158
51 1
52 52 (F 5)
53 251
54 54 (F 6)
55 121
56 107
57 57 (F 7)
58 335
59 64
60 36
61 234
62 118
63 31
64 240
65 111
66 214
67* 185
68 361
69 380
70 329
71 124
72 72 (F 8)
73 73 (F 9)
74 373
75 30
76* 232
77 143
78 83

The German section includes only 70 quatrains. There are no German equivalents for the quatrains shown in Persian and other languages: numbers 11, 15, 17, 22, 24, 27, 46 and 69. Three quatrains appear twice in this section: number 25 = 76, number 35 = 67, and number 58 = 68. One quatrain, number 49 (G 1), remains unidentified.

Number of quatrains:
Bodenstedt (1881) - 35
Von der Porten (1927) - 12
Rosen (1909 and later) - 9
Rempis (1935) - 4
Von Schack (1878) - 4
Preconi (1946) - 3
Von Hammer (1818) - 2
Unidentified - 1 (G 1)

IndexBodPortR'09R'12R'19RempSchPrecHamNN
1 122
2 103
3 120
4 95
5 158
6 178
7 177
8 17
9 75
10 87
11
12 152
13 25
14 111
15
16 20
17
18 444
19 387
20 400
21 60
22
23 62
24
25* 102
26 128
27
28 466
29 96
30 104
31 361
32 196
33 278
34 44
35* 325
36 323
37 157
38 28
39 279
40 172
41 100
42 77
43 153
44 232
45 40
46
47 34
48 16
49 49 (G 1)
50 249
51 354
52 443
53 261
54 141
55 153
56 50
57 35
58* 140
59 101
60 17
61 58
62 37
63 235
64 39
65 114
66 30
67* 325
68* 140
69
70 84
71 386
72 431
73 150
74 443
75 64
76* 102
77 115
78 22