1909 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician and astronomer, born in the 2nd Century. He gained great popularity for his poetry after the translation of Edward Fitzgerald. However, Fitzgerald's translations are fairly loose, with some considering that his translation of 'Rubaiyat' could be considered as Fitzgerald's own original poetry that are only loosely based on Khayyam's quatrains.
Illustrated with twenty tipped in full colour plates, illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Collated, complete.
Dulac was a French British illustrator, known for his book illustrations, and stamp designs.
Undated; dated 1909 via 'Printed from the second ed. by kind permission of Messrs. Macmillan & Co. Ltd' notice to verso of colophon, and 'Coloured plates and borders printed by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd., Banbury' to tail of title page verso.
In the exceptionally bright publisher's original cloth binding.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with gilt detailing. Rubbing to spine heads and tails, with small split in cloth to tail of front joint. A touch of fading to back strip, with boards exceptionally bright. Internally, firmly bound. Pages exceptionally clean and bright.
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