Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam [SIGNED]: Dulac, Edmond (Illustrations by) Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam [SIGNED]: Dulac, Edmond (Illustrations by) Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam [SIGNED]: Dulac, Edmond (Illustrations by) Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam [SIGNED]: Dulac, Edmond (Illustrations by)

Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam [SIGNED]

Dulac, Edmond (Illustrations by)

Published by Librairie d'Art H. Piazza et Cie, Paris, 1910
Condition: g+ to vg Soft cover
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1/400. Large quarto. Unpaginated. Uncut. Contemporary 3/4 burgundy morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Ribbon marker. Marbled endpapers. Original gold-stamped wrappers bound in. Decorative title page.Illustrated with twenty striking tissue-guarded mounted color plates, this limited edition of the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" is a total feast for the eyes. Indeed, each page of verses or quatrains is printed on heavy paper surrounded by ornamental borders and is frequently interspersed with Edmond Dulac's evocative paintings. The artist used intense but subtle tones of color to create a rich tapestry of visual contrasts, page after page. Pale flesh is swathed in delicate patterned silks and set to pose on hillsides of velvet grass. Figures emerge from opalescent nights and drink thirstily from silver goblets. Dulac vividly captures the temptations of the senses as Omar himself succumbed to them. The "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" illustrations portray a humanity, poignant and complex, as perhaps nowhere else in Edmond Dulac's repertoire. One of 400 copies on Velin paper (of a total edition of 700) of which this is No. 623. Minor shelf wear. Moderate abbrasion along fore-edge of endpapers at rear. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Text and captions in French. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good, plates in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40189

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Title: Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam [SIGNED]

Publisher: Librairie d'Art H. Piazza et Cie, Paris

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: g+ to vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited edition.

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