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Three editions of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam  

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Three editions of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam

Various places


Various dates


3 volumes. Illustrated. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.  Various editions.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. [12], 67 pp. (Oblong 8vo) 14.5x20 cm (5¾x8") original full limp suede, stamped in blind, lettered in gilt. No. 852 of 920 copies. Signed by Elbert Hubbard at the limitation statement. Cover, title page and colophon designs by W.W. Denslow. General wear and toning, textblock detaching from binding, early gift inscription; good. [East Aurora, NY: Roycroft Shop, 1899].
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. With 12 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac. Includes the 1st and 2nd editions of the translation. Black cloth decorated in gilt. Frontispiece detached and laid in, early gift inscription, moderate to heavy foxing to leaves and front and rear; good. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d.]
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. 101 Quatrains on full page black-and-white drawings by Elihu Vedder, followed by 7 unnumbered pages of notes by the illustrator and then 23 numbered pages of text. Green cloth-backed boards, paper cover and spine labels. Reprint of the 1884 edition.  Wear and some staining to boards and labels, early bookplate and ownership signature; about very good. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1912.

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Varying degrees of general wear; all volumes good or very good.

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