The Romance of the Rubaiyat.

(Borges.) ARBERRY (A.J.)

The Romance of the Rubaiyat.

Edward FitzGerald's First Edition, reprinted with Introduction and Notes.

Description: FIRST EDITION, frontispiece portrait, this a little foxed, 4 other plates of texts in facsimile, the odd faint spot to borders, pp. 244, crown 8vo, original blue cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, top edge blue, other edges a little foxed, the endpapers likewise, dustjacket a little darkened and nicked with a few spots to the rear panel, very good

Publication Details: George Allen & Unwin, 1959

Notes: With a gift inscription on the flyleaf presenting this copy 'To Jorge Luis Borges, from James Nielson' – the latter likely the writer for, and later editor of, the Buenos Aires Herald. Borges had a longstanding interest in and association with Omar Khayyám's celebrated poem, his father having translated it into Spanish (from the English) in the mid-1920s – a translation that was the subject of the Borges contemporary essay 'Omar Jayam y Fitzgerald', followed some twenty-five years later by 'El enigma de Edward Fitzgerald'. Latterly in the collection of his friend and translator, Norman T...more

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Price: £150

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1959

Stock Number: 67968

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