- Rendered into English Verse by
E. Fitzgerald.With ill. E. Dulac.-London, s.a.
- Omar Khayyam. Rubaiyat.-London, s.a.
Both books are marked by perfectly design, colourful illustrations and interesting set of the text. The numerous editions of Rubaiyat are stored as in Russian as in foreign fund of library. Practically all editions, which has NLR, are in an exposition. The first works on translations of poetry of Omar Khayyam have begun to occur in Russia in end of XIX century - earliest publication dated by 1891 year, when " the Bulletin of Europe " (book 5, v. III) has printed 16 poems in translation by V. Velichko. A 1894 year in N 7 " Northern bulletin " has offered to the readers two Rubaiyad in translation by P. Porphirova. From a beginning of XX century the name of Omar Khayyam has become frequently to met on the pages of Russian editions. A small selection of verses were published in magazines "The Qauqasian bulletin " (1901, N 4) and "Family" (1901, N 22) in translations by S. Umanz and T. Lebedinsky. These first publications can be seen on an exhibition.
To the category of literary funny things it is possible to relate the book " Stanzas Niruzam", submitted among the editions Rubaiyad. In 1901 it was published by K. Gerra (under this pseudonym has worked poet and musical critic K. Mazurin). By the words K. Gerra, reader of the Russian publication can read the old east manuscript of verses by someone Niruzam Ц one poet from Horasan of X century . The contemporaries have shown a big interest to verses of the east poet - collection included 168 poems, which the publisher has named as stanzas. However soon of criticism have regarded this publication as a skilful fake, by solving that a name Niruzam is a reverse of a surname of the publisher - Mazurin; the book has strongly come in a history of Russian literary mystifications. Have for the first time solved a riddle of this edition late many decades by Z. Vorozheikina and A. Shakhverdov, identifying "stanzas Niruzama" as 110th Rubaiyad of Omar Khayyam and proving, that the basis of the publications of K. Gerra was really made from one of the manuscripts of Omar Khayyam.
Especially it would be necessary to note the books, leaving under edition by E. Fitzgerald - one of the first translator of Omar Khayyam into English language. Due to activity of this person the english world could acquaint with the works of the Poet of East.
Many Rubaiyads of Khayyam were made music by such composers as Harrison, Dremlug, K. Penderetsky and other. These musical collections, stored in the note' department of library, have occupied the large place on an exhibition. The rich illustrative material is submitted in show-windows. On an exhibition it is possible to see lithography to Rubaiyads, carried out by the artist M. Taranov, and also the engravings on a tree, created by the artist A.I. Kalashnikov (1972).