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The Golden Cockerel Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: PB 2-1944

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The Golden Cockerel Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám


Translator: Fitzgerald, Edward
Contributor: Ross, E. Dension
Contributor: Ganz, Charles
Illustrator: Buckland-Wright, John
Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press
Publisher: Sandford, Christopher
Publisher: Sandford, Anthony
Publisher: Rutter, Owen
Binder (person): Sangorski & Sutcliffe
Paper maker: Arnold & Foster



Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. The first edition reprinted together with Fitzgerald's Monk-Latin version now printed for the first time. Translations of the Latin & of the Persian originals and a critical essay by Sir E. Denison Ross. Introduction by Charles Ganz ; line engravings by John Buckland-Wright.

With a cutting from 'The John Rylands Library Bulletin' vol. 10 no. 1 Jan. 1926 laid in.

99,[2]p : ill ; 32cm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1944-05-26) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1938


"This edition has been printed by Christopher & Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press ... in Perpetua type on Golden Cockerel paper made by Arnold & Foster... Three hundred copies only have been printed and the type has been distributed. Nos. 1-30 are accompanied by 5 additional engravings, and collotype facsimiles of Fitzgerald's Monk-Latin MS. Nos. 31-300 have simply the 8 engravings printed with the text."--Colophon. Museum has copy no. 57. Quarter bound in natural niger morocco with white canvas covers . Illustration of cockerel stamped in gold on front cover. Top edge of pages gilt. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 2-1944
Primary reference Number: 99030
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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