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London: Bernard Quaritch 1859. Roy. 8vo. Orig. printed limp boards. (2 xiv 22pp.). Uncut and unopened copy. NOTE: On the thirty-first day of March 1909 the hundredth anniversary of his birth this facsimile of the first edition of Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam limited to fifty signed and numbered copies upon Imperial Japanese Vellum was published by the Omar Khayyam Club of America and printed at The University Press Cambridge Massachusetts. This copy is No. 25 fully signed by the President Treasurer Secretary and Chairman of the Centenary Committee. Fitzgerald actually funded the cost of the 250 copies of the first edition produced keeping 40 for himself and arranging for Quaritch to stock the balance. How many Quaritch actually sold at the published price of a shilling we do not know but by July 1861 copies were being offered from the penny-box outside Quaritch's old Castle Street premises.
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