The Rubáiyát of 'Umar Khaiyám. Omar Khaiyam.
The Rubáiyát of 'Umar Khaiyám

The Rubáiyát of 'Umar Khaiyám

Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1925. Later edition. Hardcover. Folio. [4], v-xlviii, [4], 2-193, [1] pp. Tan cloth with gold lettering and a decoration in red, gold, blue, and black on the front board, green lettering and a red, blue, and white decoration on the spine; blue topstain. Price of $10.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. With a frontispiece and fifteen color plates by Hamzeh Carr. 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. Encyclopedia Britannica, "Frederick William Rolfe: English author". Frederic Rolfe worked under the pseudonym "Baron Corvo" and was a prolific letter-writer and author. He intended to make a career in theology, but was dismissed from the Catholic Church once his superiors became aware that he was gay. This is a large and attractive edition of the classic Arabic epic poem. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #000011615

A name on the front pastedown; jacket has an archival tape repair to its reverse and traces of edge wear.

Price: $400.00

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