1911 Scarce Edition - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Illustrated By Alice Ross
Author : Omar Khayyam. Translated By Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated By Alice Ross.
Title : Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Illustrated By Alice Ross.
Publisher :Edinburgh, W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, 1911. First thus.
Language : Text in English
Size : 6 " X 5 "
Pages : xxxi-31 pages
Binding : Very beautiful and good full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good, near fine content (bright and tight)
Illustrations : Illustrated with 4 Alice Ross full page illustrations and very beautiful different illustrated endpaper..
The book : Rare and Nice edition of Alice Ross' illustrations for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám --Edward FitzGerald 's translation of 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.
As a mathematician, he is most notable for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations, where he provided geometric solutions by the intersection of conics. As an astronomer, he composed a calendar which proved to be a more accurate computation of time than that proposed five centuries later by Pope Gregory XIII.
Omar was born in Nishapur, in northeastern Iran. He spent most of his life near the court of the Karakhanid and Seljuq rulers in the period which witnessed the First Crusade. There is a tradition of attributing poetry to Omar Khayyam, written in the form of quatrains (rubāʿiyāt رباعیات). This poetry became widely known to the English-reading world due to the translation by Edward FitzGerald (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1859), which enjoyed great success in the Orientalism of the fin de siècle.
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