1913 Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam Limited Edition Persia Mystical Poetry Riccardi Press

KHAYYAM, Omar.

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“Waste not your Hour, nor in the vain pursuit

Of This and That endeavor and dispute”

 – Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat

 

The ‘Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ is said to be one of the ten best known poems in the world, and probably the most popular piece of Middle Eastern literature in the Western World. There are hundreds of editions published from Fitzgerald’s various translations alone. This collection of Persian stories dates to the 11th-century and covers a wide variety of topics including philosophy, mysticism, and Sufi and pre-Islamic.

 

“Like the Odyssey or the Vita Nuova [it] was once the most widely known and quoted work of Victorian poetry in the world,” and its place in Western culture at the time was secured by Fitzgerald’s “epigrammatic, sophisticated, often mordant verses [that] display Fitzgerald’s adroitness in handling this stanza form” (Warner).

 

This early 20th-century printing of ‘Rubaiyat’ is a Riccardi Press edition in the Eleven Point Riccardi Fount which have been printed on handmade Riccardi Paper. Only 1000 copies of the Ricardi Press edition were printed, and this is number 860.

 

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1913 Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam Limited Edition Persia Mystical Poetry Riccardi Press

 

“Waste not your Hour, nor in the vain pursuit

Of This and That endeavor and dispute”

 – Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat

 

The ‘Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ is said to be one of the ten best known poems in the world, and probably the most popular piece of Middle Eastern literature in the Western World. There are hundreds of editions published from Fitzgerald’s various translations alone. This collection of Persian stories dates to the 11th-century and covers a wide variety of topics including philosophy, mysticism, and Sufi and pre-Islamic.

 

“Like the Odyssey or the Vita Nuova [it] was once the most widely known and quoted work of Victorian poetry in the world,” and its place in Western culture at the time was secured by Fitzgerald’s “epigrammatic, sophisticated, often mordant verses [that] display Fitzgerald’s adroitness in handling this stanza form” (Warner).

 

This early 20th-century printing of ‘Rubaiyat’ is a Riccardi Press edition in the Eleven Point Riccardi Fount which have been printed on handmade Riccardi Paper. Only 1000 copies of the Ricardi Press edition were printed, and this is number 860.

 

Item number: #9637

Price: $499

 

KHAYYAM, Omar.

 

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám,

 

London: Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society, MDCCCCXIII [1913]. Limited Edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxiv, 22, [4]
  • References: Warner;
  • Provenance: Bookplate – Charles Daniel Frey
    • Charles Daniel Frey (1886 – 1959), of Chicago, served as the national director of the American Protective League (1917-1919).
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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9637

Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

KHAYYAM, Omar.

Printing Date

20th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete