Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Arthur Szyk 1940 | Heritage Press


  • Author: Edward Fitzgerald; Arthur Szyk Illustrators
  • Publisher: The Heritage Press, 1940
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 4to
  • Attributes: First Edition, Illustrated

First Heritage Press edition. Binding tight, internally fine, unmarked. Illustrated by many beautiful tipped-in plates by Arthur Szyk. Near Fine.

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám attained fame when it was translated and introduced to a Western audience by the author and poet Edward Fitzgerald. Selected for their lyrical beauty, the poems within the Rubáiyát are attributed to the Persian mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyám. Writing in the eleventh century, Khayyám was revered as a master of the poetic form, and his works have since been much-quoted by artists and admirers.

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