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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. A Paraphrase from Several Literal Translations by Richard Le Gallienne.
John Lane The Bodley Head. London. 1908. Fourth edition of the Le Gallienne edition. 8vo. (7.5 x 4.8 inches). xv, 95pp. Neat previous owner 3 line inscription, dated 1911, to a front blank prelim, and some very light foxing to the blank endpapers, otherwise a clean and bright copy throughout. Finely bound, by Bumpus of London, in attractive early full blue morocco. The spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt, with dark brown and red onlays. Elaborate onlaid Green, dark brown,Red and Ochre coloured leather within elaborate gilt design to the front board. Rear board with decorative four line border in gilt. Board edges with single gilt ruled lines. Turn ins with five ruled lines in gilt. Plain off white endpapers. All edges gilt. One small piece of onlay missing from a flower petal on the front board otherwise a fine an beautiful binding.
Bookseller: Paul Foster Books [London, UK]

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