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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1894 - 8 vo; dark brown leather boars with gilt stylized decoration by Elihu Vedder; gilt spine lettering;intensely decorated endpapers featuring flowers & grape vines; first section contains the b/w illusts., decorations, & calligraphy of Elihu Vedder; last page of this section adds the words by Vedder, " Commenced May 1883, finished March 1884, Roma." The next section contains 6 uncut pages of Vedder's notes accompanied by ornate decorations; the third section of text contains just the text of the earlier Red-Line Edition. The fourth section contains 5 uncut pages of notes. The next section contains a biographical sketch of Omar Khayyam, 13 uncut pages and 14 uncut pages of biographical sketch of Edward Fitzgerald. Pages are heavy, glossy stock. This book is in amazing condition considering its age. loose binding; one illust. page near the front of the volume has repaired tear; few flaws in first pages; text & illust. not affected; one illust. is loose but present. moderate rubbing to board corners & spine ends; thin split at top half of spine where it connects with front board. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rosebud Books]
Last Found On: 2017-07-18           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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