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Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam (Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley) by  With Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley  Omar [Translated By Edward Fitzgerald] - Hardcover - Early Reprint  - 1920 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 027459)

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam (Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley)

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Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam (Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley)

by Khayyam, Omar [Translated By Edward Fitzgerald], With Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley

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London [circa 1920]: Hodder & Stoughton, 1920. Early Reprint . Blue Cloth, Gilt. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 20 Color Plates By Edmund Dulac. Large Format, Printed On One Side Of Pages Only, All Plates With Printed Tissue Guards. Publisher's Red Cloth,11 1/8" Tall, Ornately Gilt, Rebacked To Style With Calligraphic Title In English. Ownership Name "Noel Langley Ex Libris Xmas 1928" In Large, Elaborated Letters In Green Ink On Front Endpaper, And Small Old Bookseller's Label Of T. W. Griggs And Co, Durban, On Rear Pastedown. Noel Langley (December 25, 1911 - November 4, 1980) Was An American Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter And Director. While Under Contract To Mgm He Was One Of The Screenwriters For The Wizard Of Oz. He Was Chosen For The Job On The Basis Of His Children's Story, The Tale Of The Land Of Green Ginger - A Children's Classic Which Has Seldom Been Out Of Print Since It Was First Published In 1937. However, His Finished Script For The Wizard Of Oz Was Somewhat Revised By Florence Ryerson And Edgar Allan Woolf, Revisions That Langley Himself Strongly Objected To, But Which Appear In The Finished Film. Langley Is On Record As Saying That He Hated The Completed Product, An Opinion Not Borne Out By The General Critical And Public Consensus. The Wizard Of Oz Has Become One Of The Best-Loved Films Ever Made. He Attempted To Write A Sequel Based On The Marvelous Land Of Oz Using Many Of The Concepts He Had Added To Its Predecessor, But This Was Never Realized. Born In Durban, South Africa, He Was First An Author And A Successful Broadway Playwright. Langley Began Writing For Films In The 1930S. After World War Ii, Langley Worked On Many British Films Including The Film Noir They Made Me A Fugitive (1947), The Remake Of Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951), The Alastair Sim Scrooge (1951), The Pickwick Papers (1952), Ivanhoe (1952) And The Technicolor The Prisoner Of Zenda (1952). (His Contribution To Zenda, However, Was Minimal, Since The 1952 Film Followed The Script Of The 1937 Film Version, On Which Langley Did Not Work, Nearly Word-For-Word.) In 1964, Langley Made A Series Of Tapes For New York Radio Station Wbai, Reading "The Tale Of The Land Of Green Ginger" In Its Entirety. He Subsequently Edited It Down To Fit On An Lp, Which Was Issued By The Listener-Sponsored Station And Offered As A Fund-Raising Premium. Langley Continued To Write Novels And Plays Throughout His Life. He Also Wrote Short Stories For The Saturday Evening Post And Other Magazines.

Synopsis

 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.

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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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Bookseller
Arroyo Seco Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
027459
Title
Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam (Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley)
Author
Khayyam, Omar [Translated By Edward Fitzgerald], With Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley
Illustrator
20 Color Plates By Edmund Dulac
Format/binding
Blue Cloth, Gilt
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Edition
Early Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Place of Publication
London [circa 1920]
Date Published
1920
Keywords
General
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry; Rare And Unusual Books;

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