[Rubaiyat] The Quatrains of ...

Omar Khayyam

[Rubaiyat] The Quatrains of ...

Translated into English verse by E.H. Whinfield. Second edition, revised.

Description: pp. [x], [11-] 124, [4, blank], 8vo, uncut in the original cadmium orange cloth, gilt stamp of the Trübner Oriental Series on upper cover, spine gilt lettered and blocked in blind, spine a little darkened, good

Publication Details: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co., Ltd., 1893

Notes: Edward Henry Whinfield (1836-1922) published an initial series of 253 quatrains in 1882, as 'The Quatrains of Omar Khayyám'. For this version he used the editions by J.B. Nicolas (1867), the Lucknov-edition (1878), the 'Bodleian manuscript' (nr. 140), and a couple of smaller collections of quatrains. One year later 500 quatrains were published in a bilingual edition: a Persian text with the English translation. This time eight collections of quatrains were used. A selection of 267 quatrains were selected from this edition, for a new edition, in 1893, with the English text only. ...more

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Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1893

Stock Number: 64013

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