Edmund J. Sullivan's illustration to verse 29 of Fitzgerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1913). Source: Internet Archive version of a book from an unidentified library. Note that young Omar Khayyám is portrayed coming out of a door over which Sullivan has inscribed “Athenaeum, ” the name of the famous London club to which many clergymen, authors, and artists belonged. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám translated by Edward FitzGerald. New York: Illustrated Editions Company, nd. [Originally published in London by Methuen in 1913]. Internet Archive version. Web. 23 December 2012.

Last modified 23 December 2012