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SMITH, B. - The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Edward Fitzgerald translation)

SMITH, B. -  The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Edward Fitzgerald translation)
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Edward Fitzgerald translation) - SMITH, B.
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Title : The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Edward Fitzgerald translation).
Map maker : SMITH, B..
Date : England, ca. 1930.
Size : 9.4 x 12.0 inches. / 24.0 x 30.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description : Edward FitzGerald, an outstanding writer who has done more than anyone to popularise English poetry. His best-known work, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859), began by being remaindered as a penny pamphlet, but it soon took off and swept across the world. To date it has appeared in 650 different editions, with illustrations by 150 artists. It has been translated into 70 languages and set to music by 100 composers.

Fitz Gerald's translations were popular in the century of their publication, and since its publication humorists have used it for purposes of parody. The first page has the name of the artist "Bill Smith" in mirror-image. A pencil note on blank leaf says "Unique copy - original art work - after which 88 copies were printed".

Condition : 30 pages with cartoons and text. Pen and ink with water colours. In modern green leather binding. Size of the binding is 240 x 305mm.

ID: 64720

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