London: Alfred A Knopf. 1926. First British Edition. Hardcover. First British edition. Octavo, original patterned batik-style paper covered boards with white cloth spine, green titles to spine. 351 pp. Foxing to page edges, a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, slightly chipped at spine head, light overall foxing. The American edition precedes, but Knopf's London imprint was not successful, and the British edition is very scarce. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #301694
¶ A superb romance telling of the life of Omar Khayyam, the poet of the 'Rubaiyat' in ancient Persia, and of the blood pact between the three students: Omar, the poet; Nizam-El-Mulk, one day to be Grand Vizier; and Hassan-Ibn-Sabbah, the founder of the Assassins of the Mountains.