The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: Illustrated Collector's Edition

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: Illustrated Collector's Edition


A e-book of verses beneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread—and thou.
 
The Rubáiyát is some of the most renowned poems of all time. a suite of quatrains composed within the 11th century by way of Persian poet and thinker Omar Khayyám, it used to be first released in English-language translation via Edward Fitzgerald in 1859. due to the fact that then, its depression tone and enigmatic philosophy of mourning the painful brevity of existence whereas celebrating what pleasures we may well locate have made it an concept to many writers, together with Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy. extra lately, it has additionally been the topic of many track diversifications and films.
           
This collector’s variation of The Rubáiyát beneficial properties lovely full-color illustrations created through René Bull in 1913 that interpret the poem’s very good sensual imagery and supply the ideal supplement to Fitzgerald’s translation, which continues to be the main recognized. each web page of poetry during this collector’s version good points particular paintings nouveau borders in gold, with every one representation framed in a gold border.

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