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1894 Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam Vedder Philosophy Persia

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1894 Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam Vedder Philosophy Persia Mysticism Poetry ART Nouveau



“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. These Persian stories date to the 11th-century and covers a wide variety of topics including philosophy, mysticism, and Sufi and pre-Islamic.



There are hundreds of editions published from Fitzgerald's various translations alone. American symbolist artist Elihu Vedder is best known for his illustrations of the Rubáiyát and are some of the earliest examples of Art Nouveau in America.



This 1894 edition is a beautiful printing of the ‘Rubáiyát’ The collection of Persian stories dates to the 11th-century and covers a wide variety of topics including philosophy, mysticism, and Sufi and pre-Islamic. This English printing translated by Edward Fitzgerald is illustrated with charming full-page black and white illustrations by Elihu Vedder.



Item number: #9130

Price: $399



KHAYYAM, Omar.



Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the astronomer-poet of Persia



Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1894.



Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages

[58] photo-lithographed plates (including frontis, title and dedication plates)

Language: English

Binding: Hard Cover; tight and secure

Size: ~8.5in X 6.5in (21.5cm x 16.5cm)



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1894 Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam Vedder Philosophy Persia

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