Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Translated by Edward Fitzgerald and with Introduction by A.C. Benson.

SANGORSKI, G. & SUTCLIFFE, F.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED RUBAIYAT

SANGORSKI, G. & SUTCLIFFE, F. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated by Edward Fitzgerald and with Introduction by A.C. Benson.

Siegle, Hill & Co., 1910.

First edition. Edition de Luxe, number 193 of 550 copies, printed on hand made paper and signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Folio. Full white vellum with elaborate gilt decoration to the upper cover, depicting a regal looking peacock. Gilt embellishments to the spine and an olive green spine label lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Frontispiece and title page illuminated in full colour. Ten other colour illuminations. The text is beautifully printed in red and black. Decorative initials are in red and gold. A very good copy indeed of this beautiful book of verse. The covers and contents clean and attractive, just minor bowing to the boards and some light spotting to plate mounts.

The lavish decoration and sumptuous embellishments give this the feel of a medieval manuscript. A fabulous production of this most famous of philosophical love poems.

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