Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1894.

Thick octavo (22 x 16 cm.), 61 pages. FIRST EDITION IN OCTAVO FORMAT, following the folio and quarto editions of 1884 and 1886 respectively. The "most famous of the poems that espouse wine as a hedonsistic or epicurean device" (Gabler, Wine into Words, page 93). Lacking the original publisher's box and dust jacket, this copy is otherwise very good, with only a bit of age toning to the edges of the beautifully illustrated gray cloth binding, printed in bland and gold. [Gabler G20220 (see note)].

Price: $150.00