Skip to content

Rubaiyat first edition on offer in London

February 24, 2017

rok1stharrington0217Charles Mugleston alerted us to the fact that a first edition of Edward FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was put on sale in London recently.  This rare book (actually little more than a pamphlet) from 1859 has been on offer by the antiquarian bookseller Peter Harrington.  The price is £45,000, and the copy contains a correction in FitzGerald’s own hand.  More details and pictures can be found on and the volume has been on display at Harrington’s office.  We do not know whether it has yet been sold.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2018 11:53 am

    Charles Mugleston tells us that this special copy of FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat has now been sold ‘to a foreign collector’.


  1. Another first edition of FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat is on the market | Omar Khayyam Rubaiyat

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: