Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Arthur Szyk. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1976.

$48.00

Omar Khayyam, the astronomer-poet of Persia who lived and wrote in the Middle Ages, became a resurgent force in Western culture when Edward Fitzgerald translated his quatrains. While not an immediate success, Fitzgerald managed to market his translation and add to subsequent editions until the reading public and critics became fascinated with the philosophic and linguistic brilliance of the work. It has subsequently become one of the most adored collections of poetry for generations. This collector’s edition is a complete reprint of the first edition. It contains Arthur Szyk’s illustrations which are some of the most acclaimed.

This collector’s edition is in near-fine condition. In the original red leather, finely gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block near-fine. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. Publisher’s blank bookplate pasted to front free endpaper. Text block anomalously bound with folded edges showing on the fore-edge, likely due to publisher’s error. Top and bottom edges gilt.

A near-fine collector’s copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Arthur Szyk. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1976.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in