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rare and lovely Art Nouveau edition of this classic romantic tale in verse, fully illustrated:

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam.
translated by E. Fitzgerald
H.M Caldwell & Co, New York and Boston, 1900. (first edition)
Green bookcloth cover with gold embossed design and letters, full color tipped in illustration
Engraving under tissue on title spread
Green mottled endpapers
Fully illustrated throughout with different scenes from the story
Paper has deckle edges
144 pages
8.5" x 6.5"

Includes a lengthy biography of the poet Omar Khayam, lots of notes on text and translation, and the poems, with their carefully translated, gorgeous language:

"And that inverted bowl they call the sky..."

Very good condition. Cover has some wear, front pages have a bit of foxing, and endpapers at front spine are cracked but the book is intact. The pages have the feel and the softness of handmade paper and the design is amazing. A lovely edition.

antique book. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam. 1900. Fitzgerald translation, Art Nouveau. rare edition. vintage book.

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: bookcloth, bookboards, deckled paper, ink, gilding, engraving, tissue
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 33 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people