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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet - FitzGERALD Edward.; WISE Thomas - 1887. 
1887 - First reprint of the first edition. Square 8vo., three quarter brown morocco, original buff printed wrappers bound in. London. Bernard Quaritch. The first reprint of the first edition, complete with the final leaf identifying the reprint. 25 copies(including 4 on vellum) were printed for Wise in 1887, according to Wise himself in his 1895 catalogue of Ashley Library publications. By 1887 the 1859 Rubaiyat was valuable enough for this reprint to have the final leaf removed and be sold as the original. Wise himself warned Richard Curle in the late twenties of a 'very dangerous forgery of the first Omar circulating in America', and adds that 'presumably they (i.e his own reprints) come from the usual London forgery factory'.With the armorial bookplate of one Thomas James Wise, presumably one of the namesakes which it amused Wise to find. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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