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E.F. Thompson - 1906

Eben Francis Thompson (1859-1939) was one of the founders of the American Omar Khayyám Club and its last president. He published a number of editions of his translation of the Rubáiyát, and wrote an introduction to the bibliography of printed editions of the Rubáiyát by A.G. Potter (1923)

The quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur. Translated from the Persian into English verse, including quatrains now for the first time so rendered by Eben Francis Thompson. With an introduction by Nathan Haskell Dole. Privately printed, 1906

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Edward FitzGerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. With a Persian text, a translation and a close prose and verse translation by Eben Francis Thompson. Worcester, printed by The Commonwealth Press, 1907.

Online available at Hathi Trust digital Library: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.31822038198339


The rose garden of Omar Khayyam. Founded on the Persian by Eben Francis Thompson. Worcester, Printed by the Commonwealth Press, 1910.
106 quatrains which represent "the essence of Omar's thoughts".
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The rose garden of Omar Khayyam. Founded on the Persian by Eben Francis Thompson. Worcester, Printed by the Commonwealth Press, 1932.
This edition has 46 quatrains and was issued in a cassette, containing three volumes in various size: 15 x 13 cm., 4,5 x 3,5 cm. and 4 x 6 mm. This miniature was then the smallest book in the world.
The cassette also included A thimbleful of books, also by Thompson, in which he gives an "account of small books in all ages and more particularly of the smallest printed book in the world".


The wisdom of Omar Khayyam. A selection of quatrains. Translated from the Persian by Eben Francis Thompson. New York, Philosophical Library, 1967.
Also 2001, published by Citadel, NY.


The complete Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Translated by Eben Francis Thompson. North Fitzroy, New Humanity Books, 1990. (Masterpieces of Sufi literature Series). ISBN: 0949191116