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									Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Presented By Willy Pogany) by  Edward (Omar Khayyamm and Willy pogany) Fitzgerald
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Presented By Willy Pogany)

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Presented By Willy Pogany)

by Fitzgerald, Edward (Omar Khayyamm and Willy pogany)

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New York; (1909): Thomas Y. Crowell and Co. Limited Edition. Small Quarto. Limited to 525 copies. The present copy is number 59 and signed by Willy Pogany the illustrator. Based on the first edition text of Edward Fitzgerald and illustrated with 24 full page color illustrations tipped-in, text in oriental style script printed in brown within ornamental borders, decorative endpapers, plates are fine there is some light scattered foxing to mount sheets.. Bound in full gilt decorated suede with yapped edges, spine plain, previous owner's gift inscription dated 1910, inner front hinge with some splitting but not broken. A very good copy.


he Moving Finger writes; and, having writ Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.' In the 'rubaiyat' (short epigrammatic poems) of the medieval Persian poet, mathematician, and philosopher Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald saw an unflinching challenge to the illusions and consolations of mankind in every age. His version of Omar is neither a translation nor an independent poem; sceptical of divine providence and insistent on the pleasure of the passing moment, its 'Orientalism' offers FitzGerald a powerful and distinctive voice, in whose accents a whole Victorian generation comes to life. Although the poem's vision is bleak, it is conveyed in some of the most beautiful and haunting images in English poetry - and some of the sharpest- edged. The poem sold no copies at all on its first appearance in 1859, yet when it was 'discovered' two years later its first admirers included Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, and Ruskin. Daniel Karlin's richly annotated edition does justice to the scope and complexity of FitzGerald's lyrical meditation on 'human death and fate'. 


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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Presented By Willy Pogany)
Fitzgerald, Edward (Omar Khayyamm and Willy pogany)
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Thomas Y. Crowell and Co
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New York; (1909)
Signed Suede Edward Fitzgerald Omar Khayyamm
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