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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám the Astronomer-Poet of Persia

Illustrated by Elihu Vedder (American, 1836–1923), Author Omar Khayyám (Persian, 1048–1122), Translator Edward Fitzgerald (British, 1809–1883), Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (American, founded in 1880), Printer Riverside Press (American, founded in 1852)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 21.4 x 17 x 2.8 cm (8 7/16 x 6 11/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical halftone relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1894) 21.4 cm; [30 ff.] 61 pp.; original publisher’s dark brown- and gilt-stamped brown cloth.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1894


William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent