Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer Poet of Persia
Khayyam, Omar; Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald , Florence Lundborg(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Doxey's at the Sign of the Lark
Date Published: 1900
Edition: First edition thus
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 39331
Octavo [21.5] Olive green cloth over boards lettered in gilt and ornamentally stamped in gilt and dark brown ink. Beveled edges. Top edge gilt. Leaves double folded and printed on one side only. Bird-patterned endpapers, cover design, and decorative borders (many of them specially designed caryatid borders) by Florence Lundborg. The edges of the spine and covers are mildly bumped and rubbed. There is a bookseller's small label on the recto of the rear free endsheet.
Contains: Life of Edward Fitzgerald; Omar Khayyam by Justin Huntly McCarthy; Glose upon a Ruba'iy, by Porter Garnett; Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald; Notes; Life of Omar Khayyam. Edward Fitzgerald is most remembered for his translation of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, an adaptation which has long stood on its own.