About this edition (New Edition 1947 Latest Revised Edition 1954), This is the 1980 reprint of 1954. This edition contains the First,Second, and Fifth Editions in full,together with the textual variants in the Third and Fourth Editions, thus providing the reader with a complete rendition of FitzGerald’s w’s essay on Omar,the notes to the Second Edition,which contains the largest number of Quatrains (110) and a glossary. on The Rubaiyat, over a period of more than 25 years.
There are in addition, ageneral Introduction by Laurence Housman,and essay on FitzGerald by G F Maine, FitzGerald. adorn this edition were specially drawn for this edition by Robert Stewart Sherriffs.
The condition of the book is VERY good, except with an inscription & message to the owner, otherwise CLEAN. Dust Wrapper : Very good fear wear and tear but still very attractive in a protective cellophane jacket to protect.
About Omar (bit of background)
The Persian astronomer, mathematician, and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-ca. 1132) made important contributions to mathematics, but his chief claim to fame, at least in the last 100 years, has been as the author of a collection of quatrains, the “Rubaiyat.” Omar Khayyam was born in Nishapur in May 1048.
he Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is a lyric poem in quatrains (four-line stanzas). Rather than telling a story with characters, a lyric poem presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet on subjects such as life, death, love, and religion.
Khayyam was an astronomer, astrologer, physician, philosopher, and mathematician: he made outstanding contributions in algebra. His poetry is better known in the West than any other non-Western poet.