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More on David Eugene Smith and his Rubaiyat

October 27, 2016

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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  https://omarkhayyamrubaiyat.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/seeking-information-on-david-eugene-smith-hashim-hussein-and-rassam-i-arjangi/ .

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 http://www.bobforrestweb.co.uk/The_Rubaiyat/N_and_Q/D_Eugene_Smith/D_Eugene_Smith.htm.

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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