Smith, David Eugene; Hussein, Hashim. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: set forth in meter by David Eugene Smith, based upon a verbatim translation by Hashim Hussein. New York: B. Westermann Company, 1933. 
Good brown hardcover with applied decorative panel front and back, edge-worn with some fraying at the spine ends and corners, some small scuff marks elsewhere. 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, 99 clean pp. with 12 full-color tipped-in illustrations. Lacks the glassine wrapper. Good. Hardcover.
No. 618 of 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by David Eugene Smith.
David Eugene Smith (1860-1944), b. Cortland, NY; d. NYC. Dr. Smith graduated from Syracuse University in 1881, studied for the bar and was admitted in 1884, afterwards accepting a teaching position in mathematics at the Cortland Normal School. He earned a Ph.D from Syracuse in 1887 and became professor of mathematics at several institutions, settling in as professor of mathematics at the Teachers College at Columbia University, which he held until his retirement in 1925. He was an avid collector of rare books and manuscripts and accumulated thousands of printed books and manuscripts in English, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, and Japanese. This collection now resides at Columbia University.