8vo, 132pp. Hardcover with black cloth covered boards and gilt illustration on front board, neat d/w now protected by clear archival covering; text, illustrations and colour plates in very good condition. The beautiful colour plates and decorations by Katchadourian set this edition apart from most others. It has good explanatory chapters about the famous Iranian illustrator and of course the Persian astronomer -poet Omar Khayyam who lived and worked in the 11th and 12th Centuries. A famous and fascinating piece of romantic poetry, this is indeed a lovely edition.