Rubaiyat of Umar Khayyam


Author: Umar Khayyam

Illustrator: Hamzeh Car

KHAIYAM, Umar. The Rubaiyat of Umar Khaiyam. Translated from the French of J.B. Nicolas by Frederic Baron Corvo, together with a reprint of the French Text. Edited with notes and a comparative study of the original texts, and an Introduction by Edward Heron-Allen, F.R.S. With Sixteen Illustrations in Colour by Hamzeh Carr. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd. [1924]. 8vo, l 193pp. Beige cloth stamped in gilt, black and red. 16 full-color plates. An internally bright and clean copy with slight rubbing around edges of boards.

First Edition Thus.One of the best-known, most often quoted English classics. A beautiful edition of the skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Umar Khaiyam (10481122), Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. This edition features J.B. Nicolas' translation of the original text into the French, as well as Frederic Baron Corvo's translation of the French into English. With 16 stunning full-color plates by Hamzeh Carr that bring to life the vividness of Khaiyam's poetry.