Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

“BEYOND THE EARTH, BEYOND THE FARTHEST SKIES, I TRY TO FIND HEAVEN AND HELL. THEN I HEAR A SOLEMN VOICE THAT SAYS: "HEAVEN AND HELL ARE INSIDE”: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; One of 750 Copies Signed by Willy Pogany

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

KHAYYAM, Omar; Edward Fitzgerald; Illustrated by Willy Pogany.

$900.00

Item Number: 108968

London: George G. Harrap, 1930.

Signed limited first edition of this work, one of 750 copies signed twice by Willy Pogany. Quarto, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, emblem on the front panel, top edge gilt. Illustrated by Willy Pogany with 12 tipped-in color plates, plus an additional etched frontispiece signed by Pogany, and illustrations and decorations in the text. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.

 

The Rubáiyát is one of the most popular poems of all time. A collection of quatrains composed in the eleventh century by Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyám, it was first published in English-language translation by Edward Fitzgerald in 1859. Since then, its melancholy tone and enigmatic philosophy of mourning the painful brevity of life while celebrating what pleasures we may find have made it an inspiration to countless people.

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