Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Editio Princeps 1859
by [Rubaiyat] FitzGerald, Edward; Omar Khayyam
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1902. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Rare second Mosher edition in fine condition, with the photolithographic facsimile of the first printing by Bernard Quaritch in London 1859, and an additional 6 facsimile title pages of other early editions. The facsimile title pages are: the Quaritch 2nd edition, London, 1868; the Quaritch 3rd edition, 1872; the Quaritch 4th edition, 1879; the first (printed) American edition, 1870; the Boston reprint of the 3rd edition, 1878; the Cleveland, Ohio "smallest Omar in the world", 1900; the Quaritch first edition, 1859.This volume is Number 89 from a limited edition of 200 copies, on Van Gelder hand made paper, signed by Mosher on the limitation page. 8vo, 23pp; facsimiles of title pages , facsimile of the first edition, xiii, 21pp. Gray green paper covered boards, title at paper title label at spine. In the original dust wrapper with paper spine label. Original dust wrapper a bit dusty, marked, ruffled top edges. The volume bright and clean, in fine condition. Potter 289, Photo-Lithographic Edition (p93). OCLC: 702559909 records one copy.
(Inventory #: 22315)
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