Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam c1900 Edward Fitzgerald Caldwell Publishers Rare Book

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam c1900 Edward Fitzgerald Caldwell Publishers RARE

Discover a true literary gem with this antique hardcover edition of "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," copyrighted in 1900 and published by Caldwell. This masterpiece of Persian poetry, brought to life by the renowned translator Edward Fitzgerald, is a collector's dream.

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his 1859 translation from Farsi to English of a selection of quatrains (ruba?iyat) attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048–1131), dubbed "the Astronomer-Poet of Persia".

Contents include: 

  • Biographical Preface
  • To Omar Khayyam by Andrew Lang
  • Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer Poet of Persia by Edward Fitzgerald
  • Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Fourth Edition
  • Notes
  • 144 numbered pages. All page ends finished and unmarked. The book features soft red leather cover with gold titling on cover and spine and gold design on cover. 

Key Specifications:

  • Publisher: H. M. Caldwell Co.
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 148 (144 numbered)

Approx. Dimensions: 6-5/8" T x4" W x 3/8" Thick

Sold as is. No warranty from seller. No Returns.

CONDITION NOTE: Used, in good condition for a vintage book that is over 120 years old. This book not have visible wear, some bent corners, markings inside the front and back covers,  and a number of pages that were short from the publishing process, and binding is cracked on the contents page (see pictures). There is a tissue included to protect the page with orange printing on it. No ribbon is included. See full description and all detailed pictures (zoom-able) to know what you are purchasing. 

Short Biography of Edward Fitzgerald:

Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883) was a British writer and poet, best known for his translations of the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." He was born in Bredfield, Suffolk, England, and had a keen interest in literature and languages from a young age. Fitzgerald's translation of Omar Khayyam's quatrains, originally published in 1859, is considered a masterpiece of English literature. His poetic and evocative interpretation introduced the Western world to the beauty of Persian poetry, making him a revered figure in literary history.