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Estimate: Rs 25,000-Rs 30,000 ( $365-$435 )


TITLE: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
AUTHOR: Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Edmund Dulac
PUBLISHER: Hodder and Stoughton
PLACE: London
YEAR: n.d., 1909
EDITION: First trade edition
NO.OF PAGES: [164] pages. 20 intricate full-colour tipped in plates mounted on decorative borders. With descriptive tissue guards. Text printed on rectos only within a brown decorative border.
BINDING: Original publisher's white buckram over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Pictorial end-papers stamped in light olive green with a repeated peacock feather design
Height: 28.5 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 3.5 cm

Eleventh-century Persian poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam composed more than one thousand quatrains, or "Rubaiyat," on love and mortality, expressing an enigmatic theology that has been interpreted and disputed over the course of centuries. Scholar Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883), first translator and author of five separate English versions of the Rubaiyat, remains the most famous of Omar Khayyam's translators and is credited with bringing the Rubaiyat to broad public notice in the English-speaking world.

This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.

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