1899 Rare Book - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Astronomer-Poet
Author : Omar Khayyam.
Title : Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered Into English Verse.
Publisher : London, MacMillan and Co., 1899.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8.5 " X 6 "
Pages : 112 pages.
Binding : Attractive and Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean - small gift note on back of first endpaper dated 1900)
The book : Nice 19th century edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám - a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and numbering about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. A ruba'i is a two-line stanza with two parts (or hemistichs) per line, hence the word rubayot (derived from the Arabic language root for "four"), meaning "quatrains".
The author: Omar Khayyam (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet. He was born in Nishapur, in northeastern Iran, and spent most of his life near the court of the Karakhanid and Seljuq rulers in the period which witnessed the First Crusade.
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