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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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ITEM CODE: 24853
‘A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse and Thou, Beside me, singing in the Wilderness’ – Omar Khayyam (1048-1131).

An exquisite edition of the ‘Rubáiyát’ of the Persian mathemat...
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‘A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse and Thou, Beside me, singing in the Wilderness’ – Omar Khayyam (1048-1131).

An exquisite edition of the ‘Rubáiyát’ of the Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131). Reproducing in facsimile an edition published in London in 1909 with 20 colour plates by French Golden Age illustrator Edmund Dulac (1882-1953). The text presents Edward FitzGerald’s (1809-83) lyrical translation of 1859. Meaning quatrains – or, four lines of poetry – the ‘Rubáiyát’ became something of a craze in the 1880s when the 12th century’s poet’s agnostic, fatalistic and sensuous enjoyment of life's finer things chimed with the spirit of the fin-de-siècle.
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Clothbound hardback with gilt stamping
22 x 28.5cm
160 pages
20 colour illustrations
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