Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder.
Boston; Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Company; [at the Riverside Press], 1891.
Thick octavo (22 x 16 cm.), 77,  numbered leaves, printed rectos only; all pages bordered in red. Later printing, styled "Eighteenth American Edition". The "most famous of the poems that espouse wine as a hedonsistic or epicurean device" (Gabler, Wine into Words, page 93). Internally very clean and sound; in publisher's brown cloth, brown and gilt-titled and decorated. Fine. [OCLC locates no copies with the 1891 date, but many other HM printings of adjacent years; Gabler, page 93 (see note)].
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