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RUBAIYAT of OMAR KHAYYAM Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald Illustrated in Colour by Rene Bull
[London]: Hodder and Stoughton. VG(worn extrems) book. PRISTINE text and plates.. [1913]. 1st trade ed.. Hardcover.. VG book. Neatly inked 1913 gift note on fep. Extrems lightly worn. Elaborate gilt cover lettering, gilt & blue decorations. . Binding not as tight as new, tho no leaves as yet loose. Gilt lettered cover & spine. Upper board decorated in gilt & dark blue. Illustrated w frontis & (10) tipped in color plates with captioned tissue guards. These captioned tissue guards separate this 1st trade edition from an almost identical 1915 reprint. (There are other smaller points). All (75) quatrains with headpieces, most of which are line drawings but (19) are laid down color plates of the same quality as the tipped in plates, but without tissue guards or captions. Their sizes vary. Each leaf with a single quatrain, all versos blank. Brown cloth w gilt lettered spine. Upper board in gilt & blue. Author/title in gilt across top. Bull credit in gilt along bottom. Decorative side panels in blue & gilt. Center section in gilt depicts a robed figure with arms held out to a hinged door. Title page lettering in blue & black bordered by gilt decorations. Preceded by a limited edition of 250. Even this 1st trade an uncommon book. A few available on the 'net and a dozen or so listed in the last 30 years of book auction records. .
      [Bookseller: Quiet Friends]
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