Roycroft Rubaiyats courtesy of Joe Sheldon


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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Roycroft printed many different editions of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In fact, they probably printed more editions of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam than any other title except Message to Garcia and perhaps some of the Little Journeys.

Here is a list of the editions I am aware of:

Year Notes McKenna #
1898 920 copies completed Jun 10, 1898 29
1898 Unlimited edition completed Sep 10, 1898. Plus 40 specially illumined copies. N/A
1898 670 copies completed Nov 2, 1898. 30
1899 A Persian Pearl. Not technically a Rubaiyat, but it is an essay about the Rubaiyat. 48
1899 920 copies. 49
1899 920 copies completed Sep 10, 1899. 50
1899 Completed Mar 9, 1899. 51
1900 Edition of 1000 copies bound in suede. 64
1900 edition of 1000 full Levant 64
1900 The Rubaiyat, Kinder Binding #1 of 40  Note McKenna mentions an edition of 49 but it is actually 40 64
1904 Unlimited edition. Plus 100 copies on Japan Vellum. There is also an odd 3/4 leather and a 1/2 cloth version from 1904 107
1906 Unlimited edition. Plus 103 copies on Japan Vellum. 139
1906 Unique Binding Spine Variant #54 of 103 139
1906 Unlimited edition. Plus 103 copies on Japan Vellum. 140
1908 Unlimited edition. 173
1908 Unlimited edition. 174
1912 Unlimited edition. 210
1917 Unlimited edition. 257
1922 Unlimited edition, paper over boards. N/A
1922 Unlimited edition, suede N/A
1922 Unlimited full Levant N/A
1926 Unlimited edition. N/A
1926 Unlimited edition variant N/A

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