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RUBAIYAT.

Khayyam, Omar.

Published by Siegle Hill & Co. David McKay No date (c 1910), London & Philadelphia, 1910
Hardcover
From Bookdealer --- K. Grunewald (Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.)

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Large quarto, about 60 pgs, illustrated with 12 magnificent color plates by F. Sangorski & G. Sutcliffe. Illuminated letters. White cloth with elaborate gold illustration of a peacock and decorative border. Top edge gold. This is perhaps the most famous production of Fitzgerald's work, featuring the illuminations of Alberto Sangorski, brother of Francis Sangorski, who, with George Sutcliffe, founded the famous British bookbinding firm Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The Rubaiyat was one of the most famous works by this firm, and one early copy was bound in green levant morocco with sunken panels, elaborate giltwork, thousands of pieces of leather inlay, and 1050 gems, including rubies, garnets and topaz; the lower front cover was decorated with an image of a mandolin created with inlays of mahogany, satinwood, ebony and ivory. This binding, which took craftsmen two years to produce, was lost on the Titanic; another version of it was lost during World War II. This trade edition of their work is beautiful enough, with 12 color plates, decorated initial letters, and printed in red and black with a finely caligraphed text. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", about 60 pages; 12 color illustrations or plates; original grandly decorated covers with a gilt peacock swirling his tail Near fine condition. Small light green spot near bottom of back strip. Bookseller Inventory # 2043

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Title: RUBAIYAT.

Publisher: Siegle Hill & Co. David McKay No date (c 1910), London & Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hard Cover

Edition: 1st Trade ed.

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