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Omar Khayyám.

Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat....

With their original Persian sources collated from his own Mss., and literally translated by Edward Heron-Allen.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Bernard Quaritch; Page and Company, Inc., Boston, 1899

Stock Code: 129516

£675
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First Quaritch edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title "Mary Beatrice Blennerhassett with the constant homage of the author July 1901 Edward Heron-Allen"; one of 1,500 copies for UK issue; there were also 500 for the US. Heron-Allen's version, first published the previous year by H. S. Nichols, includes the Persian originals, his own literal translation, and FitzGerald's freer "transmogrification".

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover with calligraphic symbol within ornate gilt frame, top edge gilt, others uncut.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece. Decorations by Ella Hallward.

Condition

Spine backing loosening along split at front joint, spine a little darkened, a bit of light foxing, else a very good copy.

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