The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
1976 Easton Press 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Edition

This 1976 edition features Arthur Szyk’s art and is part of the Easton Press’s The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written collection. This is a collector’s edition and is ‘bound in genuine leather’.

There is a short publisher’s preface and the last page describes the process of creating the book (as in, engraving, designs, and the text itself).

For the edition this edition is seemingly ‘based’ on, please see this 1946 Heritage Press edition.

Update 07/2022: Updated the layout and tweaked page copy.

The Book Itself

The Poetry

The Illustrations

Arthur Szyk’s art is luxurious and regal. So rich.