The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated by Edward FitzGerald


Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his 1859 translation from Persian to English of a selection of quatrains attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048–1131), dubbed “the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.

Omar Khayyam was an Islamic scholar who was a poet as well as a mathematician. He compiled astronomical tables and contributed to calendar reform and discovered a geometrical method of solving cubic equations by intersecting a parabola with a circle.

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A hardcover edition with navy blue overhanging edges which are creased and chipped and a yellow title and motif on the front board. There is chipping to the spine and a piece missing with the bottom edge detached from the binding. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text and colour illustrations are clear and legible. The spine is partially detached.

Very Scarce Edition

Publisher: Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington.

Publication Date: no visible date but circa 1940.

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Weight 0.375 kg
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