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Statue of Omar Khayyám

WELCOME TO OMAR KHAYYÁM, a website about the famous Persian poet-astronomer from the eleventh century, about his life and works, the Rubáiyát and the countless translations and editions thereof.


Les Roubaíyats de Omar Khayyam. Illustration [par Paul Wardé] des Quatrains d'Omar Khàyyàm, traduit du Persan par Charles Grolleau sur le manuscrit de la Bodleian Library d'Oxford. Paris, Paul Wardé, 2016.

42 loose sheets in a solander box. The text and illustrations printed on thin silk paper, pasted on hand made artisanal paper. Separate title sheet and dedication sheet. Signed by the artist. Only a handful of copies were printed.

The text is printed in the artist's handwriting; the quatrains have Roman numbers, all decorated. The complete work is online available at Paul Wardé Art Works

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