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Omar Khayyám (18 May 1048 - 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. [Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald (31 March 1809 - 14 June 1883)]. Illustrated Drawings by Elihu Vedder [Elihu Vedder (February 26, 1836 - January 29, 1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City].
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám | The Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder
Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston | Bernard Quaritch, London First Edition . 1884. First edition commenced in May 1883 and finished in March 1884. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original brown elaborately decorated bevelled boards with a design by Vedder stamped in darker brown and gilt to the spine and front cover, top edge gilt, preserved in original buff plain wrapper, charcoal black coated end sheets. Royal 4to. 16'' x 13¼''. pp. [128], printed on one side of paper only on very fine quality white matt card; illustrated and decorated with 56 magnificent full-page illustrations by Elihu Vedder, reproduced by the Lewis phototype process and printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Every page bordering a text which is printed in calligraphic script; the printing of the illustrations throughout (all monochrome), is vastly superior to the presentation of the artwork in the trade edition which is considerably smaller in format. Boards and spine are Fine with occasional marginal spotting to the end sheets and not beyond. In original drop sided box. Heavy volume weighing 4.5 kg, extra postage and insurance will be requested over and above our default setting for destinations outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member [Canterbury, United Kingdom]
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