FITZGERALD, EDWARD. 1809-1883.
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. London: Bernard Quarich, 1868.
8vo (202 x 148 mm). xviii, 30 pp. Period full green morocco gilt with red morocco onlay to corners and turn-ins. Some foxing and a short edge-tear to title, some other light foxing, binding worn at spine and corners, upper joint cracked.
RARE SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONAL QUATRAINS, one of only 500 copies printed. The second edition contains 110 quatrains whereas the 1859 first edition contained only 75. "Its importance from the collector's standpoint is but little less than that of the princeps. From a literary point of view it is quite the equal of the First edition" (Mosher, Rubaiyat, 1902, p 10).