The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Illustrations Photographed from Life Studies by Adelaide Hanscom and Blanche Cumming

KHAYYAM, Omar

KHAYYAM, Omar The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Illustrations Photographed from Life Studies by Adelaide Hanscom and Blanche Cumming

George G Harrap & Co., 1914.

The Oriental Edition, a beautifully presented deluxe copy, in full scarlet suede with yapp edges, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, with a design stamped in blind. Small 4to. Text printed on the rectos only, between decorative designs. Top edge gilt, others uncut and silk tie present. Complete with original glassine and publisher's box, which has "The Oriental Omar" printed on a paper label to the top edge. Twenty eight full page colour photogravure plates on China paper, under tissue guards - one of which has a horizontal crease. A fine copy, suede beautifully clean and bright and internally immaculate, in a very good box with has been strengthened on the corners but has served to perfectly protect the book. Some pages unopened.

Text from the fourth version of Edward Fitzgerald's translation.

Stock ID: 39245

£350.00

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