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The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm.

Stock Code 112714

London, George G. Harrap & Co., 1909

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A beautiful copy of The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm in blue-green morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with 16 colour-plate illustrations after the Hungarian artist Willy Pogany (1882-1955).

This edition was based on Edward Fitzgerald's translation, first published in 1859. The poem presents an interesting challenge to any reader trying to sort through its profound symbolism and not-so-obvious theme, and gained recognition over the course of the nineteenth century as a growing 'cult of the Rubáiyát' found expression in 'the Omar Khayyám Clubs of England and America' (Yohannan, p.202).

First edition; 8vo (22 x 15.5 cm); lithograph-printed by McLagan & Cumming of Edinburgh, 16 tipped-in colour-plates, slight offsetting to endpaper margins; blue-green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Marshal Field and Company, panels ruled in gilt, gilt spine in 6 compartments, all edges gilt, spine and edges slightly darkened, otherwise near fine.

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The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm.

KHAYYÁM, Omar; POGANY, Willy (illustrator).

Stock code: 112714

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