The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
1947 Random House Mahmoud Sayah Edition

This 1947 Random House edition with illustrations from Mahmoud Sayah was the one that started my desire to collect Rubaiyats. It isn’t the most flashy of editions, but there was something about it that drew me in and led me to collecting copies and thus creating this website!

Update 09/2023: Updated layout, tweaked page copy, and added/replaced most pictures (all except for 2 of the illustrations).

The Book Itself

The Poetry

The Illustrations