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Some new presentations of the Rubaiyat by Austin Torney

November 22, 2021

We have received a note from Austin Torney about his latest versions of his work on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. We quote his descriptions below. Of special note is his production of what he calls ‘The restored private Jewett edition of the Rubaiyat’, which is mentioned towards the end of the note. Jewett’s MS version of FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat has been the subject of earlier posts on the blog, notably https://omarkhayyamrubaiyat.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/a-rubaiyat-illustrated-by-edward-taylor-jewett/.

Austin writes as follows.

Here is the essential illustrated version PDF of ‘The Expanded Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam via its Parallel Interleaved’, as cut to fit in one volume in a 11×8.5 800 page book, for download, at 150 dpi, 400 megabytes, which is fine enough to be viewed onscreen. https://austintorney428445949.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/rubequal-hole-1-3-11.25-jpg-ess-284-150-dpi.pdf

It may take a minute to download and then one can look at it and also save it by the usual means. It is a kind of mostly the best of the two volume version. One would only need to buy the book if one likes content in a book form, otherwise it’s best to save money view it for free as a PDF.

Book if to buy: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/austin-torney/the-expanded-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-via-its-parallel-interleaved-lulu-11×85/hardcover/product-6e55yp.html?page=1&pageSize=4

[Here are] fantastic long videos of it all, plus more not in the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnkPD5yYFqM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OfHVe2k_wQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGfuSv7Lx8g

[And] here is the full text 6×9 version PDF, with some grayscale illustrations: https://austintorney428445949.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/rubequal-6×9-text-only.pdf.

Full text book if to buy: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/austin-torney/the-expanded-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-via-its-parallel-interleaved-lulu-11×85/hardcover/product-6e55yp.html?page=1&pageSize=4

[A final] bonus: The restored private Jewett edition of the Rubaiyat. PDF: https://austintorney.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/jewett-8.75-jpg-150-dpi.pdf.

To buy the Jewett book: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/austin-torney/the-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-jewett-restored/hardcover/product-1mkmkzpd.html?page=1&pageSize=4

[And a] video: https://vimeo.com/351528945

Previous posts about Austin Torney’s work on the Rubaiyat can be accessed via the search function. The latest is on https://omarkhayyamrubaiyat.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/a-further-post-from-austin-torney/.

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