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The Boxall and Freeman Rubaiyat editions

There are two things which do strike me as odd about the involvement of The Rubaiyat in the Tamam Shud Case. Firstly, that two editions are involved – Somerton Man’s W&T edition and Alfred Boxall’s Sha’ir Omar Khayyam.

Sha’ir Omar Khayyam had FitzGerald’s first edition in English on left hand pages, with Hamilton’s translation into Malay on the facing right hand pages. No Farsi version at all.

Bob Forrest

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