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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam - Hardcover - New Edition - 1930 - from Midway Used and Rare Books (SKU: 58932)

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Omar Khayyam

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London: Constable and Company Limited, 1930. New Edition. 3/4 leather. Near Fine. Quarto. 154pp. Originally published in 1920, this is the second English printing done in 1930, the "New Edition". Beautifully illustrated with 39 tipped in color and black and white plates by Ronald Balfour as well as additional outline drawings in blue. Bound in 3/4 turquoise leather with marble boards and matching endpapers. Gilt top foredge and spine lettering. Boards somewhat bulged from the bulk of the text block. Some sunning to the spine.


 Philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Khayyam as a poet possesses a singular originality. His poetry is richly charged with evocative power and offers a view of life characteristic of his stormy times, with striking relevance to the present day.


On May 16 2016, a reader said:
With Paintings and Decorations by Sarkis Katchadourian, born in Iran, where he recreated romantic frescoes in old palaces, he then trained in Rome, continued in Paris and then later in Munich. It is really fitting that this cosmopolitan artist's original paintings reproduced in bright colors and the black and white line drawings take you there celebrate under a bough with a book of verse and flask of wine you are magically drawn in and there drinking in the words of the poet.... drunk on the verse.
On Sep 11 2011, WonderPony said:
Fantastic poetry from 11th century Persia as translated by a depressed Englishman going through a divorce in 1859. The first translation is by far the best but it is interesting to get several of them and compare. I'm not a huge poetry fan but I love the simplicity, imagery and strange allegories Omar Khayyam writes about. He was apparently a big fan of the wine.

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam
3/4 leather
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