RICCARDI PRESS. OMAR KHAYYAM. ~ Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer-Poet of Persia rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald.
No. 187 of 1000 copie. Printed in 11 pt Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi paper by Charles Jacobi. 8vo., original cloth backed boards with gilt lettering on the upper cover. Boards rather toned, slight darkening to endpapers, otherwise a good untrimmed copy with small 4 pp. catalogue of Riccardi Press Books, Autumn 1913 inserted loose. Ownership inscription on ffep.
The text is a reprint of the First Edition of 1859 with a history of the poet by Edward Fitzgerald as an introduction from the revised and extended second edition of 1868. A calm and happy printing.