Omar Khayyam A Life by Harold Lamb 1934 Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc

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Meet the remarkable Omar Khayyam through Harold Lamb's "Omar Khayyam A Life," a vintage hardcover book published in 1934. Khayyam was not just a poet but also a mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and historian. This book serves as a comprehensive biography that dives into the many facets of his life and contributions.

Key Features:

  • The hardcover binding ensures the book's durability, preserving the wealth of knowledge inside for future generations. 
  • Explore the multi-dimensional life of Omar Khayyam, from his groundbreaking work in astronomy and mathematics to his enduring poetry. 
  • Harold Lamb, a historical storyteller, beautifully brings Omar Khayyam's life and contributions to the forefront, helping us appreciate the man beyond his famed quatrains.
  • This book would make a great gift for history buffs, or an enlightening read for anyone interested in Persian culture or the Renaissance of the East.
  • The book’s hardcover has a distinct vintage appeal, and the pages—though showing some minor spotting—only add to its historical charm.


Title: Omar Khayyam A Life

Publication Date: 1934

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 316

Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches

Language: English

Condition: Wear on the cover and minor spotting on pages, bookplate on inside book board; see photos for details.


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