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SKU: 8835|~CSV~|Omar Khayyam|~CSV~|Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.|~CSV~||~CSV~|Thomas J. Wise|~CSV~|1887|~CSV~|1887|~CSV~|Square 8vo., contemporary paper covered boards, original buff printed wrappers bound in. London: Privately reprinted: January, 1887.The first reprint of the first edition, complete with the final leaf identifying the reprint.25 copies (including 4 on vellum) were printed for T.J. Wise in 1887, according to Wise himself in his 1895 catalogue of Ashley Library publications.By 1887 the 1859 Rubaiyat was valuable enough for this reprint to have the final leaf removed and be sold as the original. Wise himself warned Richard Curle in the late twenties of a 'very dangerous forgery of the first Omar circulating in America', and adds that 'presumably they (i.e his own reprints) come from the usual London forgery factory'.The first edition was published in 1859. As they did not sell, FitzGerald gave some 200 copies to Quaritch, who offered them at 4d and finally put them in the "throw away box", from where copies were rescued by Rossetti and Swinburne, and other literary notables. The remainder were destroyed when Quaritch moved to Piccadilly in 1860.|~CSV~||~CSV~|25000|~CSV~|Fiction & Poetry|~CSV~||~CSV~|d|~CSV~|Fiction & Poetry|~CSV~||~CSV~||~CSV~|London|~CSV~|Paper covered boards with a leatherette spine. Preserving original wrappers.|~CSV~|Book|~CSV~|Very good. Some loss to the edges of the wraps.Pencil catalogue note to the first blank page after the front wrap.|~CSV~||~CSV~||~CSV~||~CSV~|N|~CSV~|First reprint.|~CSV~|N|~CSV~||~CSV~||~CSV~|N|~CSV~|19 x23cm, iv [blank] + xiii + [1 blank] + 21 + [i] blank + [i] imprint + [v] blank.|~CSV~|

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Weight 1400 g