Omar Khayyam Revisited


Omar Khayyam; Hakim Yama Khayyam; David Stone Martin (Illust.)

In stock


Omar Khayyam; Hakim Yama Khayyam; David Stone Martin (Illust.). Omar Khayyam Revisited. Secaucus, New Jersey: Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1974. First edition. ISBN: 9780818401671. pp. 67. Small 4to. Lovely green textured leatherette boards with gilt lettering to spine. Twenty-one sensual and erotic drawings by David Stone Martin lending a decidedly contemporary feel to the famous Persian poem. No detectable flaws, contents clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding and housed in near fine dustjacket. Overall, near fine. From the dustjacket: “For more than eight hundred years the exquisite verses of an eleventh century Persian, Omar Khayyam, have been a source of joy and inspiration to seekers of earthly pleasures and sensual delights. . . Lovely as they are, the verses of Omar Khayyam sound slightly out of tune in the panorama of our time. Yet what they say to us is as true today as it was eight centuries ago. Here then, is the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, recast into contemporary terms – in the way Mr Khayyam would write them if he were living among us now.” Near Fine in dust jacket. Hardcover. (#702) $24.00