The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Translated by Edward Fitzgerald & Illustrated by Austin P. Torney
8x10 edition. All 114 quatrains are presented via a merge of the first four editions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward FitzGerald, and illustrated and arranged by Austin P. Torney. The 80+ illustrations, all in color, are a mixture of ancient and modern styles, ranging from Austin's own nature compositions to his enhancement of engravings and drawings obtained from very old books. New sections added on a transmogrification story, a poetic tribute to Omar Khayyam, the Titanic's 'Great Omar' story, colorizations of Edmund Sullivan's b/w illustrations, a new calendar, and more. Austin has also written and published his own invention of about 650 quatrains in 'Austin's Rubaiyat'. This publication celebrates the nearly two hundred years since Edward FitzGerald was born.