Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Khayyam, Omar; Edward Fitzgerald (Translator) , Willy Pogany(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company
Date Published: No date
Edition: Edition illustrated by Willy Pogany
Book Id: 41601
171pp. Octavo [23 cm] Greenish black grained leather with a gilt stamped title and decorative embellishments on the spine, and single gilt and blind ruled borders on the covers. Top edge gilt. With 12 tipped-in illustrations in color. Very good. There are short cracks in the joints at the head and the foot of the spine, and the underlying boards are just starting to peek through at the top fore edge corner of the front cover.
The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. One of the most famous pieces of Oriental literature in the western world. Introduction by George Saintsbury. With illustrations by Hungarian artist, Willy Pogány. Pogány designed and illustrated over 150 books including Sonnets from the Portuguese, The Song Celestial, The Adventures of Odysseus, Gulliver's Travels, and numerous others, both classic and original.