Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Peter Pauper Press: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam



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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Jeff Hill. Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York. Undated. No page numbers. $.50.

Note: I’ve seen references online indicating this book was published in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Something tells me they can’t all be right.

6 comments:

Old 333 said...

What a nice photograph. Is it a good translation? I have never read any of it, and should.

William Michaelian said...

You won’t be sorry. I think this is the Fourth Edition. I far prefer the First. For samples, see this post.

Old 333 said...

Thanks, William! Will do (loaded and waiting) - after this awesome track that ended up in my reader - so good. Listening for the third time. Wish I knew the language it was in. Check it out if you like - link: here

talk to you later-
PG

martinealison said...

Belle présentation pour nous mettre en appétit pour cet ouvrage... Je ne connais pas... mais je suppose que vous l'aimez beaucoup.
Bisous et bonne année.

Paul L. Martin said...

William, I checked a few sources and the edition you have looks like 1850s or so and is worth at least 20 bucks. You got a deal!

William Michaelian said...

Martine, I like the book the same way a boy likes an ice cream cone: I want it to last, and I want to devour it all at once! Wishing you all the best....

Paul, I got a deal even if it’s worth only fifty cents; but of course I know it’s worth more than that. Still, I’m sure it’s of twentieth century vintage — an assessment I’m given more and more myself these days.