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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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This edition reproduces the 1859 translation, which differs from many that followed it. The editor notes that Fitzgerald took great liberties with the original in his translation. Fitzgerald himself acknowledged as much when he suggested the impossibility of retaining the original's quality, with the inevitable concomitant of infusng the translation with one's own inferior interpretation. As he put it 'Better a live sparrow, than a dead eagle'. Whatever, this remains a masterpiece from Persia's 11th century astronomer-poet.

Book Details

Hardback in Slipcase

1929 reprint of the 1899 edition

Published in 1929

ISBN: None Stated

Condition Ratings

Book is Very Good. Minimal shelf wear. Pastedowns and endpapers lightly browned. Text block clean. Gilt page edges bright.

Dustjacket is Fair. Complete but quite rubbed at extremities and one side of spine detached from body.

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback in Slipcase

1929 reprint of the 1899 edition

Published in 1929

ISBN: None Stated

Condition Ratings

Book is Very Good. Minimal shelf wear. Pastedowns and endpapers lightly browned. Text block clean. Gilt page edges bright.

Dustjacket is Fair. Complete but quite rubbed at extremities and one side of spine detached from body.

Slipcase condition is N/A

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