Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr. Omar Khayyam.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr.
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr.

Needham, MA: Rosemary Press, (1916). (iii), 101, (2)ff. From an edition of 75 copies printed for the 129th meeting of the American Oriental Society, this is one of fifteen reserved for the Press. A charming miniature book featuring Khayyam's celebrated couplets on the recto of each page. The edition was privately issued for the American Oriental Society, one of the nation's oldest learned societies and the oldest devoted to a particular scholastic discipline. George W. and Winthrop M. Southworth, proprietors of the Rosemary Press, were members of the Omar Khayyam Club of America, and they issued at least eight small editions of the Rubaiyat between 1916 and 1921 for various clubs and societies. All were specially bound, though only a few had a jewel on the cover. This copy is bound oblong in yellow leather with gilt stamping and cabochon-cut piece of jade inset on the upper cover. A fine copy of a select edition. (Bromer/Edison, p. 60; Bradbury, p. 247). (1 by 2 7/8; 25x71mm). Item #27776

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