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Omar Kayyam
1906 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Fine Binding Edward Fitzgerald Bickers Binding
Macmillan and Co, 1906. Condition: Good. Click here to see our other books! Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Omar Kayyam 1906 Macmillan and Co : London 8" by 5.5" [5], 2-112pp SUMMARY A very finely bound copy of this famous poem by the Persian philosopher and poet Omar Khayyam. An English language edition translated by the noted Edward Fitzgerald. Fine Binding Overall Condition: Fine This book weighs 0.5 KG when packed Australia Postage: £ Free UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 19.99 EU Postage: £ 15.99 European Postage: £ 16.99 Asia Postage: £ 21.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 25.99 DESCRIPTION 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' was the title that Edward Fitzgerald gave to his 1859 translation of the Persian quatrains attributed to Omar Khayyam. Fitzgerald's was the first English translation. However, Fitzgerald's translations are fairly loose, he referred to his work on them as 'transmogrification'. Some consider that his translation of 'Rubaiyat' could be considered as Fitzgerald's own original poetry that are simply loosely based on Khayyam's quatrains. An extremely bright copy of this work, in a fine crushed morocco binding by Bickers and Son. Their binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. With fascinating provenance. This copy contains anecdotes regarding a first printing of this title. To the verso of front endpaper there is an article from 'The Bookseller' tipped in dated 1910. It explains the circumstance of Mr W J Wintle, managing director of Messrs John Ouseley Ltd. He discovered a rare first printing of Fitzgerald's 'Omar Khayyam' in the original covers. He paid threepence an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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