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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.

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  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’.

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