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Omar Khayyam

The Golden Cockerel Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám / translated by Edward FitzGerald ; the first edition reprinted, together with FitzGerald's monk-Latin version now printed for the first time ; translations of the Latin & of the Persian originals and a critical essay by Sir E. Denison Ross ; introduction by Charles Ganz ; line engravings by John Buckland-Wright.

Additional Title(s):

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Rubāʻīyāt. English

London : The Golden Cockerel Press, 1938.
Physical Description:
[2], 5-99, [3] pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PK6513 .A1 1938+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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"The Latin quatrains here printed for the first time were written on eight sheets of paper now belonging to Trinity College, Cambridge."--Page 67.
"This Edition has been printed by Christopher & Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press, Rolls Passage, London, E.C.4, in Perpetua type on Golden Cockerel paper made by Arnold & Foster. Preparation of the edition was begun in October, 1936, and finished in August, 1938. Three hundred copies only have been printed and the type has been distributed. Nos. 1-30 are accompanied by 5 additional engravings, and collotype facsimiles of FitzGerald's Monk-Latin ms. Nos. 31-300 have simply the 8 engravings printed with the text."--Colophon.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 15 of 300. One of 30 copies accompanied by 5 additional engravings, and collotype facsimiles of FitzGerald's Monk-Latin ms. in pocket at end. Bound in gilt-stamped white morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Signed by John Buckland-Wright, E. Denison Ross, and Charles Ganz.
Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1921-1949, 138
Subject Terms:
Buckland Wright, John -- Autograph.
Ganz, Charles -- Autograph.
Persian poetry -- Translations into English.
Persian poetry -- Translations into Latin.
Persian poetry.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Ross, E. Denison -- Autograph.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Engravings -- 1938.
Collotypes -- England -- 20th century.
Line engravings -- England -- 20th century.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Perpetua.
Buckland Wright, John, 1897-1954, illustrator.
FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883, translator.
Ganz, Charles, writer of introduction.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.
Omar Khayyam. Rubāʻīyāt. Latin.
Ross, E. Denison (Edward Denison), Sir, 1871-1940, translator.
Rutter, Owen, 1889-1944, printer.
Sandford, Christopher, printer.
Sandford, Anthony, printer.
Sangorski & Sutcliffe, binder.

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