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More on David Eugene Smith and his Rubaiyat

October 27, 2016


Early this year, we posted an enquiry about an unusual edition of the Rubaiyat published in 1933, with verses by David Eugene Smith based on a verbatim translation by Hashim Hussein, and illustrations by Rassam-I Arjangi.  The link to this post is .

Bob Forrest provided some initial information about David Eugene Smith in a comment on the post.  He has now written up the results of more extensive research on Smith and the other protagonists in a section on his own website, see

Bob provides more background on the Rubaiyat edition, with examples of the translation and images from the book itself, as well as extensive background on Smith as a mathematician as well as a poet.  There is also information about Hussein and the illustrator Arjangi.  Thanks to Bob from all of us for sharing his findings with others who are interested.


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