The Romance of the Rubáiyát: Edward FitzGerald’s First Edition. A.J. Arberry. London, Allen & Unwin, 1959. 244 p.
In this scholarly centennial edition, Arberry makes use of FitzGerald’s own notes, letters, and Latin version of the quatrains to show how the English poem emerged out of the Persian sources.
Preliminary EssayIntroductionAppendixThe First Edition of the RubáiyatTable and NotesBibliographyIndex
biography; first edition; genesis; Persian poetry; sources