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Khayyám, Omar; Dulac, Edmund; FitzGerald, Edward.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. First Limited Signed Edition of 750 copies with illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1909. A beautiful book. First Limited Signed Edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, signed by the illustrator, Edmund Dulac. Issued in 1909 by Hodder & Stoughton, London, as 750 copies only. Publishers ornate vellum with extensively decorated upper board, decorated spine, new silk ties. Pictorial endpapers front and rear with a repeated motif of peacocks in olive green. Profusely illustrated with 20 full color lithographs, one every other page, all text pages decorated and ornamented, additional drawings. A very beautiful book. Slightest shelfwear and minor age soiling to vellum. An exceptionally bright and clean copy, with flawless lithographs and tissues. There are no bookplates or inscriptions or any thumbmarks whatsoever, a bright copy suitable as a significant gift. Collection worthy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buchanan Rare Books [Padstow, CORNW, United Kingdom]
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