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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: BINDINGS - EMBROIDERED

BINDINGS - EMBROIDERED [MORRIS & COMPANY STYLE]). (MODERN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM). SMITH, PERCY, Calligrapher

Published by [England] (1904)

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About this Item: [England], 1904. 305 x 230 mm. (12 x 9"). [12] leaves.Translated by Edward FitzGerald. BREATHTAKING CONTEMPORARY EMBROIDERED WHITE SILK, covers with leafy blue frame, central panel of upper cover with crewelwork depicting a Pre-Raphaelite-style maiden playing a lute or rebec, with swirling, thorny roses in the background and tulips blooming at her feet, lower cover with blue banner bearing the name "Omar Khayyam" on a background of rose branches, smooth spine with 12 lozenges outlined in green thread, each enclosing an ivory or gold lily, all edges gilt. Initials in red, green, or burnished gold, title page with small chalice and grape cluster in burnished gold, first word of text, "AWAKE," in large burnished gold majuscules. A breath of shelfwear to lower edge of boards, otherwise A MAGNIFICENT SPECIMEN IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION, SPARKLING INSIDE AND OUT. A visual feast in both its text and its covers, this elegant manuscript interpretation of the perennially popular Persian poem in an exquisite embroidered binding is the apotheosis of Arts & Crafts handwork. Relying entirely on lettering rather than on illustration for its beauty, the manuscript is lovely in its purity and simplicity, like the austere Doves Press books of Cobden-Sanderson, rather than the gloriously illustrated Kelmscott Press books of William Morris. By contrast, the embroidery on our binding is full of swirling, pastel intricacy--though the musician on the front cover plays with a placidity that brings a serenity to the cover as a whole. Calligrapher Percy J. Smith (1882-1948) studied at Camberwell and at the Central School of Art, and became an instructor at Camberwell shortly after this manuscript was produced. After serving in World War I, he pursued a career as an artist, printmaker, book designer, and typographer, most notably designing the letterforms used to engrave the names of the fallen on Great War memorials, and producing a haunting series of engravings, "Dance of Death, 1914-18," based on his battlefield sketches. Our embroidered binding is unsigned, but the detail, the deft stitching, and the outstanding use of color mark it as the product of a skilled artisanand its overridingly feminine stylistic features suggest the work of a woman Embroidered bindings rose to popularity as part of the Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th century. William Morris' wife Jane and younger daughter May were primary players in this needlework renaissance, as was Jane's sister, Elizabeth (Bessie) Burden, who for a time was the chief technical instructor at the Royal School of Art Needlework. The design of our binding is remarkably similar to a stained glass window designed by Morris, "The Two Minstrels," now in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, which depicts two young women said to be modelled on Morris' daughters, one playing a lute, the other a lyre. The lute player there is quite like the one on our cover in pose, garb, and physical features, and she is shown against a background of swirling, leafy vines. Needlework historian Dr. Lynn Hulse told us of the design's similarity to another stained glass panel, dating from 1872-74, donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum by May Morris (museum no. C.678-1923). In the opinion of Dr. Hulse, the composition of the design for the Rubaiyat manuscript could very well be the work of May Morris, but the stitching is less refined than her version of the minstrel with cymbals panel (ca. 1890) in the William Morris Society collection. We know that this manuscript was once owned by the Australian philanthropists and collectors Robert and Joanna Barr Smith, who were important clients of William Morris' London shop, and whose daughter Mabel was a school friend of May Morris. This provenance leads Dr. Hulse to suggest that the embroidery of our binding may have been executed either by Joanna Barr Smith, her daughter Erlistoun Mitchell, or her daughter-in-law Mary Barr Smith, all of whom were accomplished needlewomen and are known t. Seller Inventory # ST15043

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Khayyam, Omar; Edward Fitzgerald (trans)

Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston (1884)

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About this Item: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston, 1884. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by Elihu Vedder (illustrator). First Edition Thus. First Printing. First, Limited Edition of 100 copies, of which this is No. 22, signed by Vedder, with ornamental title page and 56 magnificent full-page Illustrations. Bound in original brown flat-weave cloth over beveled boards; front cover with gilt lettering, dark brown-stamped ruled borders, symbolist design of vase, vine, swirl and stars, spine with gilt lettering and dark brown-stamped ruled borders and ornaments; gilt and dark brown embossed stamp on front cover, lower right 'V' ; slate coated endpapers; t.e.g., others untrimmed. Elephant Folio. Signed by Vedder on Limitation Page. In the ten months from May 1883 to March 1884, Elihu Vedder (1836-1923) completed a series of drawings in pencil, ink, chalk, and watercolor to accompany this 1884 edition of the Rubaiyat. All of these original drawings, which were proclaimed a masterwork of American art, were included in a special exhibition of "Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat" at the National Museum of American Art in 1998. The exhibition also included two first edition printings of this Rubaiyat with Vedder's "accompaniments." Vedder's edition was an instant success, selling out only six days after its debut in Boston on November 8, 1884. With this Rubaiyat, Vedder set the standard for artist-designed books in America and England. Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork. He died in Rome in 1923. [Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, p. 972] [Morris & Levin 92] [Potter 201]. An extremely rare, beautiful, large and heavy book. Expertly refurbished in its original Vedder-designed binding. NEAR FINE. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Unpaginated pp. Signed by Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 1423

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, The: BAYNTUN, binder; JAMES,

BAYNTUN, binder; JAMES, Gilbert, illustrator

Published by London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1904 (1904)

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About this Item: London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1904, 1904. A Spectacular Early Bayntun Binding on a Finely Printed Rubaiyat Illustrated by Gilbert James Deluxe Edition with the Twelve Photogravure Plates Hand -Colored BAYNTUN, binder. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. With Twelve Hand-colored Plates after Drawings by Gilbert James. London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, [ca. 1904-1908]. Deluxe edition of 250? copies with the photogravure plates hand colored. Small quarto (7 13/16 x 5 7/16 inches; 199 x 139 mm.). 159, [1] pp. Twelve fine hand-colored photogravure plates including frontispiece, all with original tissue-guards. Bound by Bayntun of Bath ca. 1910 (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in). Full turquoise crushed levant morocco, front cover double-ruled in gilt surrounding two elaborate wide borders of grapevines inlaid in purple, brown and dark green morocco's within a border of elaborate gilt pointille. The large center panel with an inlaid multi-colored morocco and gilt decorated figure based on the hand-colored frontispiece. Above and below the inlaid figure are two panels enclosing the the title in decorative gilt. Lower cover bordered in gilt and black. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively inlaid with leaves and bunches of grapes in dark green and purple morocco's. Five of the panels with elaborate gilt pointille, the remaining one lettered in gilt. Gilt ruled board-edges, and turn-ins, cream watered silk liners and end-leaves, all edges gilt. A spectacular example of an early 'Bayntun Rubaiyat'. Housed in a later? fleece-lined blue cloth slipcase. Gilbert Penrose JAMES (1865-1941)was one of the earliest and most prolific of the artists to take up the challenge of providing illustrations for FitzGerald's verses and his work was reprinted many times in different forms during the twentieth century. Twelve drawings were used in the photogravure edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (George Routledge & Sons Ltd., London, and E.P. Dutton & Co., New York 1904). The drawings were here related to FitzGerald's first edition, and were prefaced simply with FitzGerald's own introduction. The photogravure edition gives us some measure of James's commercial success at this time, for it ran to several editions involving at least 18,000 copies by 1912. Routledge also issued a deluxe edition of this (in 1908 ?), in a fine binding, and in which the twelve drawings were hand-colored. Born in West Derby, Liverpool, he worked as a clerk in a corn merchant's office, and became a close friend of the artist Sidney H. Sime, who is best known today for his extraordinary fantasy illustrations. Whether or not the two things are connected is unclear, but James did turn from office work to art. He seems to have exhibited three pictures at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool - in 1889 and 1890 as Gilbert James, and in 1892 as Gilbert P. James. In about 1891 he moved to Gerrard Street, Soho, London, registering in the census of that year as "a student in painting". Once in London, he began to contribute black and white illustrations to a number of magazines, his first recorded publication was in Shorter's newspaper, The Sketch, in May 1894. Throughout the rest of the 1890s he was a prolific magazine illustrator including, some of his Rubaiyat illustrations. He also contributed to The Idler, The Pall Mall Magazine, Black and White, The Butterfly, The Ludgate Monthly, Pick-me-up, The Quartier Latin and - two more of Shorter's publishing ventures - The Tatler and The Sphere. For The Tatler he did at least two other Rubaiyat illustrations, including a cartoon which parodied verse 11 of the first edition by including a gramophone in place of Omar's singing beloved!; and for The Sphere he did at least two further Rubaiyat illustrations. He was a busy man, and, some time before 1901, had set up a studio in 10 Fitzroy Street (now demolished), just off Tottenham Court Road, thus becoming, literally, a neighbour of Whistler, who lived for a while at no. 8 (also now demolished.) (In 1909, Whistler having long moved out, Walter Sickert was to move in. It was an artistic neighbourhood!) This was to remain James's address - at least officially - for the rest of his life. (With thanks to Bob Forrest). Seller Inventory # 04729

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Brown, William Augustus, Editor and Edward Fitzgerald, Translator

Published by Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1900)

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About this Item: Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1900. Quarter Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Binding Cloth. First Thus. #85/300 copies in Limited Edition; book designed by Bruce Rogers; in a very fine book-front slip case specially designed for this copy by Bruce Rogers; quarter leather with 5 raised bands; cloth on a fine slip-case matches the book jacket. Hard Cover. Seller Inventory # 000536

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KHAYYAM, Omar

Published by Routledge, London (1904)

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About this Item: Routledge, London, 1904. hardcover. Condition: fine. James Gilbert (illustrator). Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Small 8vo (7 13/16 x 5 7/16 inches), 160 pages. Twelve fine hand-colored photogravure plates including frontispiece after drawings by Gilbert James, all with original tissue-guards. Bound by Bayntun in crushed green morocco, beautiful ornate cover with picture of women (based on the frontispiece), bordered by 2 wide elaborate grapevines within a gilt border. Inside covers and flyleaves are beige silk moire. The spine is decoratively inlaid with leaves and bunches of grapes in gold and brown morocco. London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, (1904). Fine but for a bit of dryness at the hinge. Seller Inventory # 295784

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer Poet: FITZGERALD, Edward.

FITZGERALD, Edward.

Published by London: Bernard Quaritch, 1868 (1868)

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About this Item: London: Bernard Quaritch, 1868, 1868. Quarto. Original paper wrappers printed in black. Housed in a custom red cloth chemise within red morocco slipcase, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, sides panelled in gilt and blind. Covers lightly foxed with very minor creasing and chipping at extremities, offset from bookplate to title page, contents a little toned. A very good copy of this fragile work. Second edition, substantially expanded and revised from the first of 1859. Five hundred copies of the second edition were printed, with Quaritch selling each at a price of 1s. 6d.; when a copy re-appeared in their catalogue in 1929, it had already reached a price of £52 10s. (Potter, p. 12). FitzGerald substantially revised the text of the Rubáiyát four times, with none of these five versions seen as truly definitive. The second edition is the longest at 110 quatrains. Omar Khayyám (1048-1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet, author of about a thousand quatrains. The fact that Omar Khayyám is the most famous poet of the East in the West is entirely due to FitzGerald's celebrated adaptations, which would prove to be the "most popular verse translation into English ever made" (Decker, p. xiv). FitzGerald himself referred to his work on the Rubáiyát as a "transmogrification" rather than translation, describing how he "mashed up" several stanzas into one, and calling the result "A pretty little Eclogue tessellated out of [Omar's] scattered quatrains". It is reasonable to suggest that in its own way the lyrical agnosticism of FitzGerald's Rubáiyát was to be every bit as influential on the advent of modernism as Darwin's Origin of Species published in the same year as the first edition. Many of FitzGerald's phrases have entered the common stock of English quotations and allusions. This copy comes from the library of Estelle Doheny (1875-1958), with her red morocco book label lettered in gilt. Doheny's library in Camarillo, California, "represented one of the rarest book libraries in the United States. Within the collection, 4,000 volumes were rare books and first editions. Fifteen hundred of the volumes were comprised of autograph letters and important historical and literary manuscripts. Early vellum manuscripts such as bibles, gospels, commentaries, liturgical works, and ornamented books revealed the prominence of the collection" (Cheung, Encyclopedia of Women in the American West, p. 97). Potter 129. Seller Inventory # 130715

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of: Khayyam, Omar

Khayyam, Omar

Published by Bernard Quaritch, Piccadilly, London (1868)

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About this Item: Bernard Quaritch, Piccadilly, London, 1868. Second edition. Second edition. pp. xvii, 30. 1 vols. Square 8vo. 'And Wilderness is Paradise enow': Second Edition, in Wrappers. The best known of FitzGerald's works, his Rubáiyát of Omar Khayaym was almost entirely overlooked at its first appearance. D. G. Rossetti and Swinburne were among the earliest "believers." Borges has written of the "fortuitous conjunction" between the Persian astonomer and the Englishman who produced "a continuous and organic book that would begin with images of morning, the rose, and the nightingale, and end with those of night and the tomb." For this edition, printed in 500 copies, FitzGerald prepared versions of 110 quatrains (the 1859 first edition contained 75; and later editions settled on 101 poems). With long American provenance, Saratoga Springs collector W.L. Rich (1920s); and Little Rock collector Allsopp, who had a presentation copy of the 1859 first edition, sold in his sale in 1946. Handsome copy of this landmark of world literature, in original condition. Potter 129; Prideaux pp. 27-28; Chronological List, (Caxton Club, 1899), p. 13. Provenance: W. L. Rich, Saratoga Springs (bookplate); F. W. Allsopp (his sales at Parke Bernet, 1946-7: 4 Dec. 1946, lot 244, $55) Original printed wrappers. Minor soiling to back wrapper, faintest wear at top of front wrapper (tiny closed tear), internally clean and bright. Bookplate. Near fine copy in morocco backed slipcase and cloth wrapper pp. xvii, 30. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Seller Inventory # 313870

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Rendered into English: ALLIX, Susan (bookbinder

ALLIX, Susan (bookbinder & Illustrator).

Published by London Susan Allix (1973)

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About this Item: London Susan Allix, 1973. 4to, no. 18 of 25 copies bound and signed by Susan Allix, from an overall limitation of 75 copies, 27 copper etched designs printed in various colours on thick paper, mostly geometric and abstract, many full-page, some double-page, with borders and vignettes, uncut in original red goatskin by Susan Allix, upper cover with gilt lattice-work design containing small stars, spine lettered in gilt, slip-case. One of only 25 copies specially bound by the artist Susan Allix; the remaining 50 copies were bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Allix trained at the Royal College of Art, and has been making and binding hand-crafted books since 1973. She has exhibited internationally and examples of her work are to be found in the British Library, the Library of Congress and the Dutch Royal Library. Seller Inventory # 95886

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Omar Khayyam; Edward Fitzgerald, translator

Published by Bernard Quaritch, London (1868)

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About this Item: Bernard Quaritch, London, 1868. Leather bound. Condition: Fine. Second Edition. 8-1/2"x 6-1/4"; pp. xviii +30; Bernard Quaritch/John Childs and Son, printers, limited to 500 copies. Top edge gilt in a magnificent signed binding by Zaehnsdorf of London, in full crushed green levant morocco, marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles. With both front and rear displaying elaborate full gilt frames and scalloped medallion, gilt title to spine and delicately intricate head and heel frame. Protected in contemporary green limp suede envelope chemise. An exquisite, uniquely bound copy of this notable work, significantly expanded and revised from the first edition of 1859 with 110 quatrains. Potter 129. Seller Inventory # 2335

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Susan Allix etchings: Fitzgerald, Edward (Translator)

Fitzgerald, Edward (Translator)

Published by Lewis Rouse Jones (Typography) / Susan Allix (Binding), London (1973)

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About this Item: Lewis Rouse Jones (Typography) / Susan Allix (Binding), London, 1973. Leather. Condition: Fine. Allix, Susan (illustrator). Limited Edition. One of 25 copies specially bound by Susan Allix, quarto size, 45 pp., and inscribed by Susan Allix. The "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam", translated by Edward Fitzgerald according to his first edition. The Rubaiyat captured the imagination of the literary world and has inspired countless versions, many by highly regarded artists. This version, with a special binding and artwork by Susan Allix, uses embossed prints to present a tactile set of pages that use geometrically inspired shapes to interpret the poetry. Each page is a delight to both the eye and the touch. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full crimson leather with a gold-tooled geometric pattern interspersed with stars on the front, gilt lettering on the spine, fore- and bottom edges uncut, patterned endpapers, title page in brown with a small decoration in black at the top, 23 etchings in colour and two photographs printed from half tone blocks, each tissue-guarded and signed in pencil by Susan Allix, the Fournier text letterpress hand-set and printed by Lewis Rouse Jones on J Green white wove mould made paper of Imperial 140 lb HP; small quarto size (approximately 10" tall), with 45 French folded pages. Total edition of 75, numbers 1-25 bound by Susan Allix, this being no. 21, her signature is on the colophon page with an inscription "For Mimi and Arnold Elkind", Grolier Club members who were supportive of Ms. Allix and her work in the early days. ___CONDITION: Fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Seller Inventory # CNJL504

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Stephen Gooden

Stephen Gooden

Published by ont> George G Harrap and Co : London (1940)

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About this Item: ont> George G Harrap and Co : London, 1940. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. An extremely scarce, suite of eight proofs for the line engravings produced by Stephen Gooden for his illustrated edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. All eight illustrations are signed by the illustrator and dated either 1940 or 1941. The signed proofs comprise of four full-page designs and four smaller head and tail pieces. All illustrations are framed, with the 6x4 inch plates framed and glazed together. The smaller illustrations of 2. 25 x 2. 75 inches are framed individually and glazed. With a copy of the published book, which has the limitation statement of 125 copies signed by the artist. This copy is numbered 41. 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' was the title that Edward Fitzgerald gave to his 1859 translation of the Persian quatrains attributed to Omar Khayyam. Fitzgerald's was the first English translation. However, Fitzgerald's translations are fairly loose, he referred to his work on them as 'transmogrification'. Some consider that his translation of 'Rubaiyat' could be considered as Fitzgerald's own original poetry that are simply loosely based on Khayyam's quatrains. The beautiful designs are by Stephen Frederick Gooden, an English artist, engraver and illustrator. Gooden was associated with the Nonesuch Press, founded by Francis Meynell, in its early years as he produced many decorations and title pages for their limited edition works. His illustrated works include the King James Bible and the odes of Anacreon. In addition to this, he designed banknotes for the Bank of England and Royal bookplates, including that of Queen Elizabeth II. Condition: With the book in the original paper wraps. The proofs are mounted and framed. Externally, the book is in a very smart condition. Internally, it is firmly bound with the pages bright and clean. The proofs are in an exceptional condition, remaining bright and clean. Overall Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # 064626

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Omar Khayyam; Susan Allix (illustrator and bookbinder)

Published by Lewis Rouse Jones typographer, London (1973)

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About this Item: Lewis Rouse Jones typographer, London, 1973. Leather bound. Condition: Fine. Susan Allix (illustrator). Limited Edition. NUMBER 12 OF 25 COPIES SIGNED AND BOUND BY THE ARTIST; with the remaining 50 copies were bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Allix trained at the Royal College of Art, and has been making and binding hand-crafted books since 1973. Her work can be found in the British Library, the Library of Congress and the Dutch Royal Library.With 27 copper etched designs printed in various colours, many full-page, some double-page including some borders and vignettes, each tissue-guarded and signed in pencil by Susan Allix, printed in various colors on sumptous handmade paper, an abstract and modernist interpretation of the classic. Uncut in original red morocco by Susan Allix with gilt lattice-work design resembling small stars, spine lettered in gilt, housed in original red cloth slipcase. Seller Inventory # 2185

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Khayyam, Omar.

Published by Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, First Edition. (1884)

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About this Item: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, First Edition., 1884. Folio, gilt-decorated illustrated brown cloth (hardcover), unpaged. 56 plates, decorations. Vedders' presentation of the Rubaiyat is possibly the most important and influential illustrated book ever produced. In it he set standards for both book design and format that have been equal to any published work for more than a century. Very Good; clean and tight with some foxing, in original (but worn) illustrated clamshell box and original illustrated dust jacket (with some chips), protected in a mylar cover. Illustrated, Literature, Art. bvs3. Seller Inventory # 3895bd

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám [Signed]: Omar Khayyám (18

Omar Khayyám (18 May 1048 - 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. [Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald (31 March 1809 - 14 June 1883)]. Illustrated by Ronald Balfour. [Ronald Egerton Balfour (1896-1941)]. Willougby Statham Smyth (c1861-1946 Devon).

Published by Published by Constable and Company Ltd., 10-12 Orange Street, London First Thus Edition . 1920. (1920)

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About this Item: Published by Constable and Company Ltd., 10-12 Orange Street, London First Thus Edition . 1920., 1920. First thus edition hard back binding in publisher's original quarter black buckram over gold straw textured cloth, gilt title lettering to the spine and to the front cover, top edge gilt, fore and lower page edges untrimmed, bevelled edges. Folio. 12¼'' x 9¼''. Hand written number 41 of 50 Limited Edition copies SIGNED by the artist 'Ronald Balfour.' Printed on Japanese vellum paper with an additional colour illustration. Contains [ii, blank], [viii], 152 unnumbered pages with 6 tipped-in full colour plates, 1 additional full-page colour illustration (opposite the title-page) heightened in gilt and water-colour with original tissue-guard, 14 tipped-in two colour plates, 18 tipped-in black and white plates, and numerous black and white text illustrations throughout. House illustrated bookplate belonging to 'Willougby Statham Smyth - Benchams, Devon' to the front paste down. [Willoughby Statham Smith (c1861-1946) of Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd., was a long established electrical instruments company which played an early role in the development of computers in the United Kingdom]. Benchams was built by Willoughby Statham Smith, a successful businessman, when he moved to the area in 1906. The cottage was originally built as an engine house which generated electricity for Southerton and was completely destroyed by fire in 2017. Minor rubbing to the corners and in Very Good clean and bright condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Seller Inventory # 101630

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám the Astronomer-Poet of: ZAEHNSDORF, binders; OMAR

ZAEHNSDORF, binders; OMAR KHAYYAM; FITZGERALD, Edward, translator

Published by London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894 (1894)

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About this Item: London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894, 1894. A Fine and Early Exhibition Binding by Zaehnsdorf ZAEHNSDORF, binder. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 5/16 inches; 196 x 135 mm.). [iv], 112 pp. Bound in 1894 by Zaehnsdorf in Full brown morocco, covers elaborately decorated in gilt in a wonderful floral design with roses and stems. Front cover also lettered in gilt. Smooth spine lettered in gilt and with similar floral decoration. Gilt ruled board edges, elaborate gilt floral design turn-ins, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. An early and very fine 'Exhibition' binding by Zaehnsdorf executed in 1894 (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) and with gilt 'Exhibition' stamp on rear paste-down. Edward FitzGerald's version of Omar Khayyam's quatrains was widely read only after it was taken up by the Pre-Raphaelites in 1861. The first version of the Rubáiyat had been published in 1859, the same year that Darwin's Origin of the Species had appeared. A few years later, Matthew Arnold would publish "Dover Beach", in which the melancholy long retreat of the "Sea of Faith" left humanity on a "darkling plain". Already in 1850, in "In Memoriam", Tennyson had raised questions about Christian doctrine and the immortality of the soul, only to dismiss them with suspicious glibness. The doubts and fears of the twelfth-century Persian philosopher were shared by many of his English and American readers. In the Rubáiyat, as the day wears on, its mostly agnostic protagonist becomes increasingly preoccupied by thoughts of mortality and judgment in a possible afterlife, and this too perfectly matched the Victorian preoccupation with death. Deathbed scenes were a popular staple of fiction and the cowled figure stalked through quite a few novels. Seller Inventory # 04547

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Gooden, Stephen

Gooden, Stephen

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About this Item: Done for the George G. Harrap Co. limited edition of 125 copies, London, 1940. A suite of proofs of the eight line engravings by Stephen Gooden for this book. 1 vols. Four proofs measure 6 x 4 in., four are various smaller sizes; all have generous margins. Stephen Gooden (1892-1955) was the most accomplished line engraver of his time. He illustrated a number of books, among them the Nonesuch Press Bible, the Rubaiyat, the Fables of La Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables. In addition, he produced a notable series of bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England. Because his work invariably appeared in limited editions, which restricted the public's access to his work, he is not as well known--particularly in America--as he deserves to be, but his work is unsurpassed. Campbell Dodgson 121-128 Fine condition. All eight proofs are signed and dated in pencil, lower right margin A suite of proofs of the eight line engravings by Stephen Gooden for this book. 1 vols. Four proofs measure 6 x 4 in., four are various smaller sizes; all have generous margins. Seller Inventory # 237159

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: BALFOUR, Ronald, Illustrator;

BALFOUR, Ronald, Illustrator; KHAYYAM, Omar

Published by London: Constable and Company Limited, 1920 (1920)

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About this Item: London: Constable and Company Limited, 1920, 1920. A Beautifully Illustrated Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam One of Fifty Copies Printed on Japon and Signed by Ronald Balfour BALFOUR, Ronald, Illustrator. KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Illustrated by Ronald Balfour. London: Constable and Company Limited, 1920. First edition thus, limited to fifty copies signed by Ronald Balfour, this being copy no. 37. Printed on Japanese vellum paper with an additional color illustration. Folio (12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 309 x 222 mm.). [ii, blank], [viii], 152 unnumbered pages. With 6 tipped-in full color plates, 1 full-page color illustration (opposite title-page) heightened in gilt and watercolor with original tissue-guard, 14 tipped-in two color plates, 18 tipped-in black and white plates, and numerous black and white text illustrations throughout. Publisher's quarter black buckram over straw textured cloth beveled boards, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Minimal rubbing to corners, still an an exceptionally fine example of a very rare edition. Ronald Egerton Balfour (1896-1941). The work of this illustrator is not as well-known as it should be - most likely because this 1920 edition of the Rubáiyát is his sole major work according to a recent feature in Book & Magazine Collector. The illustrations were produced when he was just twenty-four years old and while the drawing can be considered uncertain in places, they are really splendid examples of the post-Beardsley and later Alastair style, owing far more to Beardsley flourishes and details than to the usual Arabian exotica found in other Rubáiyát adaptations. Here we see a combination of Orientalist fantasy and Art Deco opulence with a profusion of peacocks and winged figures. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his 1859 translation from Persian to English of a selection of quatrains attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), dubbed "the Astronomer-Poet of Persia". FitzGerald's work has been published in several hundred editions, and it has inspired similar translation efforts in English and in many other languages. The authenticity of the poetry attributed to Omar Khayyam is highly uncertain. Omar was famous during his lifetime not as a poet but as an astronomer and mathematician. The earliest reference to his having written poetry is found in his biography by al-Isfahani, written 43 years after his death. This view is reinforced by other medieval historians such as Shahrazuri (1201) and Al-Qifti (1255). Parts of the Rubaiyat appear as incidental quotations from Omar in early works of biography and in anthologies. Seller Inventory # 04769

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Roycroft Press- Kinder, Stunning Full Levant Inlaid: Fitzgerald, Edward (transl.)

Fitzgerald, Edward (transl.)

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About this Item: Roycroft Press, East Aurora, 1906. First edition thus. First edition thus. Fabulous full green levant by Louis Herman Kinder and pictured in Wolfe & McKenna ("Louis Herman Kinder," Bird & Bull Press, 1985) bound in rich green crushed morocco with elaborate concentric rectilinear gilt-ruled borders interlaced with leaf and dot patterning and inlaid red floral blossoms on front cover, spine with five raised bands and similar vine patterning and inlaid red morocco blossoms, rear cover with different gilt filet ruled geometric and flourished border design. Wide, attractive dentelles with geometric ruled boards and flourishes, original marbled endsheets. #25 of only 103 Copies, Printed on Japan Vellum, Signed by Hubbard. Wonderful title page (highlighted in gold), smaller illustrations, and initials throughout in seven colors on Ruisdael, designed by W. W. Denslow. A fine example, with no perceptible flaws, and about as good as it gets with top-end Roycroft bindings and art. The binding (in a different color) is Illustration 29 of "Kinder." Housed in a superb folding cloth clamshell case, with felt interior, and gilt lettering on a morocco label on spine, by Sean E. Richards. Seller Inventory # 4727

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Khayyam, Omar

Khayyam, Omar

Published by Constable, London (1920)

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About this Item: Constable, London, 1920. Balfour, Ronald (illustrator). Small quarto. (76)ff. One of fifty copies printed on Japon, signed by the artist, and with an extra hand-colored illustration. Illustrated with six full-color plates and thirty-two in black & white, some of which have touches of color, as well as numerous smaller line drawings throughout. Balfour's lavish illustrations show the influences of Aubrey Beardsley and Alastair, combining orientalist fantasy with Art Deco opulence. The extra plate, which appears opposite the title page, has been heightened in gilt, pink, red, and orange. In the publisher's binding of black cloth backed textured boards, with titling in gilt on spine and upper cover. T.e.g. Minimal shelfwear along lower extremity, and a touch of wear to lower corners. Nearly fine. Seller Inventory # 27601

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám | Reproduced From: Omar Khayyám (18

Omar Khayyám (18 May 1048 - 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. [Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald (31 March 1809 - 14 June 1883)]. Preface by A. C. Benson. Illuminated by Sangorski and Sutcliffe [Francis Sangorski (1875-1912) and George Sutcliffe (1878-1943)]. The Illustrations are by E. Geddes, and the borders, initials and writing by A. Sutcliffe.

Published by Published by Siegle, Hill & Co., London First Thus Edition . 1910. (1910)

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About this Item: Published by Siegle, Hill & Co., London First Thus Edition . 1910., 1910. First edition thus original publisher's issued binding designed and crafted by the famous firm of Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full stiff vellum over boards and featuring their famous all-over gilt-stamped design of stylised peacock with flowing tail feathers amid a highly decorative background and border motif, spine richly gilt with brown morocco label, top edge gilt, silk headbands, fore and lower page edges untrimmed, lavender and green pictorial end sheets. Folio. 13½'' x 10¼''. Hand written number 169 of 550 Limited Edition copies SIGNED in black fountain by 'F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe.' Printed on thick high quality handmade paper, the Rubáiyát has unnumbered pages comprising 66 quatrains enriched with 12 plates printed in gold and colours, text block printed in black and red, with elaborate initials throughout in red, blue, gold, brown and black. Further decorated with fine borders in gilt and colours surrounding the illustrations. In Fine stunning condition. Heavy volume weighing 2.3 kg, extra postage and insurance will be requested over and above our default setting for destinations outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Seller Inventory # 101647

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THE MIRROR & THE EYE: RUBAIYAT OF: BINDINGS - RICHARD

BINDINGS - RICHARD KENNEDY, Designer, for SMITH SETTLE). (WHITTINGTON PRESS). KHAYYAM, OMAR

Published by The Whittington Press, Manor Farm, Andoversford, Gloucestershire (1984)

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About this Item: The Whittington Press, Manor Farm, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, 1984. 385 x 285 mm. (15 1/8 x 11 1/4"). [60] pp. Translated from the Persian by Iftikhar Azmi. No. i OF SIX SPECIALLY BOUND AND HAND-COLORED COPIES (from a total edition of 126), SIGNED by the translator and illustrator. STRIKING BLACK CRUSHED MOROCCO BY SMITH SETTLE AFTER A DESIGN BY RICHARD KENNEDY, upper cover with onlays in two shades of tan morocco showing the silhouette of a woman holding an urn, smooth spine, OCHRE SUEDE DOUBLURES, leather hinges, ochre free endpapers, top edge gilt. In original black linen clamshell box with separate portfolio for line block, tan morocco label on back. 92 Line engravings by Richard Kennedy, hand-colored by Sylvia Stokeld. WITH AN ORIGINAL LINE BLOCK used for printing one of the illustrations. In mint condition. With a strong connection to the first Whittington Press production, this is the deluxe edition of a very attractive collaboration between printer, designer/illustrator Richard Kennedy, and binder Smith Settle. The first book published by Whittington was "A Boy at the Hogarth Press," an illustrated memoir of the first job held by Kennedy (1910-89), who became a sought-after illustrator of children's books, and enjoyed a long and fruitful association with Whittington. Whittington co-founder John Randle says of Kennedy: "Unlike most artists, he would send along a mass of drawings, or 'rushes' as he would call them, seeing himself as the cameraman and the publisher as the scissor-wielding director who would trim out the bits to be used. In this way maximum harmony could be achieved between text and illustration. With Richard's help we broke out of the constraints of the type margin and allowed his wonderfully fluid line to wander all over the page." This version of "Omar" is notable for the translation by Iftikhar Azmi, likely to be more appealing to modern sensibilities than the Victorian verses of Edward FitzGerald. And the thoughtful hand coloring by artist Sylvia Stokeld adds to the richness of the production. Founded by John and Rosalind Randle in 1971 with the dual aims of printing books by letterpress and of providing a weekend escape from their London publishing jobs, the Whittington Press continues nearly a half century later to produce work that rivals the best private press printing available. No. i OF SIX SPECIALLY BOUND AND HAND-COLORED COPIES (from a total edition of 126), SIGNED by the translator and illustrator. Seller Inventory # ST15553

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: MORRELL, binder; KHAYYÁM,

MORRELL, binder; KHAYYÁM, Omar

Published by London: Macmillan and Co., 1895 (1895)

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About this Item: London: Macmillan and Co., 1895, 1895. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam In a Fine Inlaid Binding by Morrell MORRELL, binder. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Fifth edition, later printing. Octavo (8 x 5 1/2 inches; 204 x 140 mm.). Bound by Morrell ca. 1895 (stamp-signed in gilt on front paste-down). Full dark green morocco, covers double-ruled in gilt. Front cover with a very decorative wide border enclosing gilt flowers and grapes surrounding an elaborately gilt 'paisley' design inlaid in red and tan morocco. Spine with five raised bands with gilt dots, decoratively paneled, lettered and tooled in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and decorative turn-ins, gray paste-downs and end-leaves, top edge gilt, others uncut. minimal darkening to spine otherwise a very fine example of an inlaid binding by Morell. The London bindery of W. T. Morrell was established about 1861 as successor to the firm begun by Francis Bedford, who, in turn, had taken over the famous bindery of Charles Lewis. Prideaux in her "Modern Bookbindings" published in 1906, says that Morrell at that time had a very large business that supplied "all the booksellers with bindings designed by his men," bindings that were "remarkable for their variety and merit." Edward FitzGerald's version of Omar Khayyam's quatrains was widely read only after it was taken up by the Pre-Raphaelites in 1861. The first version of the Rubáiyat had been published in 1859, the same year that Darwin's Origin of the Species had appeared. A few years later, Matthew Arnold would publish "Dover Beach", in which the melancholy long retreat of the "Sea of Faith" left humanity on a "darkling plain". Already in 1850, in "In Memoriam", Tennyson had raised questions about Christian doctrine and the immortality of the soul, only to dismiss them with suspicious glibness. The doubts and fears of the twelfth-century Persian philosopher were shared by many of his English and American readers. In the Rubáiyat, as the day wears on, its mostly agnostic protagonist becomes increasingly preoccupied by thoughts of mortality and judgment in a possible afterlife, and this too perfectly matched the Victorian preoccupation with death. Deathbed scenes were a popular staple of fiction and the cowled figure stalked through quite a few novels. Seller Inventory # 04200

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Binding, Fine- Sangorski and Sutcliffe] Rubaiyat of: Fitzgerald, Edward (transl.)

Fitzgerald, Edward (transl.)

Published by Siegle Hill and Co, London (1910)

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About this Item: Siegle Hill and Co, London, 1910. First edition thus. First edition thus. Large quarto. Original publisher's issued binding designed and crafted by the famous firm of Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full stiff vellum over boards and featuring their signature all-over gilt-stamped design of stylized peacock with flowing tail feathers amid a highly decorative background and border motif, spine richly gilt with morocco label, superb color pictorial endsheets. A wonderful production, reproduced from a manuscript written and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. Copy Number 147, signed by Mssrs. Sangorski and Sutcliffe. With 12 plates printed in gold and colors, text printed in black and red, with elaborate initials throughout in red, blue, gold, brown and black. Further decorated with fine borders in gilt and colours surrounding the illustrations, beautiful decorative endpapers. Printed on thick, high quality handmade paper with the top edges gilt, and the others roughly cut. This wonderful book represents the first book publication of the famous Sangorski and Sutcliffe illuminated manuscript. The colours are heightened with burnished gold, and the delicate borders are in the manner of the finest manuscripts. A paragon of Sangorski and Sutcliffeís workmanship in print. Near fine. Housed in a modern red cloth slipcase lined with blue velveteen. Seller Inventory # 3642

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Khayyam, Omar

Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Bernard Quaritch, London), Boston (1884)

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About this Item: Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Bernard Quaritch, London), Boston, 1884. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Elihu Vedder (illustrator). First Edition Thus. First Printing. Photo-lithograph plates (56) With ornamental Title-page and 56 magnificent full-page Illustrations by Elihu Vedder, reproduced by the Lewis phototype process. Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Medium brown flat-weave cloth over beveled boards; front cover with gilt-ruled borders, symbolist design of vase, vine, swirl and stars, and titling 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' and 'Drawings by Elihu Vedder'; rear cover without decoration; spine with gilt-ruled borders, floral ornaments, and titling 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam'; illustrator's facsimile signature, gilt, on front cover, lower right "V."; grey coated endpapers with grapevine decoration; [also issued uniform in grey]. t.e.g. Detailed collation: 2 Frontis; 3 Title; 6 Pictorial Imprint; 7 Pictorial dedication; 10 Pictorial Fly-title; 11-103 Text of Third Edition; 106 Pictorial Note; 107-111 Notes, within ornamental border; 114-122 Appendix: - Omar Khayyam (by FitzGerald); 123-126 Notes on the Text; 127 List of Illustrations (56). [Potter 201][Morris & Levin 92]. From the moment of its publication, Elihu Vedder's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám achieved unparalleled success. The first edition appeared in Boston on 8 November 1884; six days later, it was sold out. Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork of American art, and Vedder (1836 - 1923) as the master American artist. [Smithsonian Museum of American Art]. . Boards and spine are Fine. Moderate foxing on page borders and some minor stains, generally not affecting plates or text. A very handsome volume, rare in this condition because, due to its size (16x13") and weight, the hinges are usually split. VERY GOOD/NONE. Photo-lithographed Plates. Folio - 13" x 16". 127 pp. Seller Inventory # 1807

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Khayyam, Omar.

Published by Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, (). First Edition thus. (1884)

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About this Item: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, (). First Edition thus., 1884. Vedder's presentation of the Rubaiyat is possibly the most important and influential illustrated book ever produced. In it he set standards for book design and format that have been equal to any published work for well over a century. Folio, gilt-decorated illustrated gray cloth, unpaginated. Plates, decorations. Near-Fine; cover bright, with a bit of wear to foot of spine, with mylar protector. Illustrated. bvs3. Seller Inventory # 3880bd

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English: FISH, Anne Harriet.)

FISH, Anne Harriet.) FITZGERALD, Edward.

Published by New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1922 (1922)

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About this Item: New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1922, 1922. Quarto. Original black quarter cloth, spine lettered and blocked in gilt, patterned paper sides, orange decorative endpapers, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine slightly toned and chipped at extremities, repaired short closed-tear at head of front panel, slight bumping to spine ends of binding, small white mark to top edge, a few very minor finger-soiling marks. A particularly nice copy in the dust jacket. Frontispiece, 18 tissue-guarded plates and half-title design by Fish, printed in gold and colours, title page and decorative initials printed in orange and black. First US edition of the Annie Fish Rubáiyát, the UK edition was published the same year; copies with the dust jacket are decidedly scarce. Anne Harriet Fish (1890-1914) was one of the wittiest and most trenchant cartoonist-illustrators of the 20s. She studied under John Hassall, at the London School of Art and in Paris. Her greatest vogue was in the 20s and 30s when she was a staple of Tatler, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and American Vanity Fair, where she most notably illustrated advice on social climbing by Dorothy Parker. The Dutch illustrator and writer Cornelis Veth considered her "one of the most important social satirists of the day. He wrote that she depicted modern society with modern boldness. Today her economical and polished designs come across as amusingly sharp, satirical commentaries on the flapper lifestyle" (cited in Peppin & Mickelthwait). This is a transmuted here into a captivating Jazz Age Rubáiyát, "a sumptuous edition" (ODNB), superbly printed at the Curwen Press, the plates, printed by the specialist colour printers George Gibbons and Co., of Leicester, capturing faithfully Fish's incisive line and displaying a fine depth of colour. Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p. 136; Peppin & Micklethwait, Dictionary of British Book Illustrators: The Twentieth Century, pp. 101-02; Potter, Bibliography of the Rubáiyát, 118. Seller Inventory # 125313

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.: BALFOUR, Ronald.)

BALFOUR, Ronald.)

Published by London: Constable and Company Limited, 1920 (1920)

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About this Item: London: Constable and Company Limited, 1920, 1920. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles to spine and front board gilt in imitation of the original, twin rule to turn-ins, blue and green embossed patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. With thirty-six tipped in plates and many other black and white decorations throughout the text. Signed limited edition, number 22 of 100 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Seller Inventory # 121584

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Fitzgerald, Edward (Trans.)

Fitzgerald, Edward (Trans.)

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About this Item: Hodder & Stoughton, London. Full Vellum. Condition: Good+. No Jacket. Dulac, Edmund (illustrator). First Thus. [124]p, with twenty colour illustrations. Original full vellum, decorated in gilt to spine and upper cover, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, decorative endpapers. Lacks tie, spine lightly rubbed and slightly faded, internally quite bright and clean. With twenty tissue guarded full page illustrations by Dulac as called for. Limited edition of seven hundred and fifty copies signed by Dulac to the limitation leaf, this one being number two hundred and thirty Size: 4to. Signed by Illustrator. Limited Edition. Seller Inventory # 001349

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: Rene Bull, illus.]

Rene Bull, illus.] Omar Khayyam

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About this Item: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1913. Edition limited to 250 copies SIGNED by Rene Bull (this no. 230). Unpaged. Illustrated by Rene Bull with 10 full-page tipped-in color plates. 19 smaller mounted color plates and many line drawings and borders, title page highlighted in gilt. 4to. Bound in full vellum, t.e.g., the cover with overall decorations and illustrations in gilt and blue. Owner's inscription, tie missing, moderate and scattered foxing to which this book is prone, all the illustrations are fine, actually a decent copy Edition limited to 250 copies SIGNED by Rene Bull (this no. 230). Seller Inventory # 20769

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Fitzgerald, Edward

Published by Methuen & Co., London, United Kingdom (1913)

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About this Item: Methuen & Co., London, United Kingdom, 1913. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Sullivan, Edmund J. (illustrator). Binding square and tight and corners in original tooled brown leather in Fine condition, paper covering remaining boards frayed, Gild on top edge, rough cut edges side and bottom, interior beautiful with Sullivan drawings, interior about Near Fine except light bleed thru from end paper to first free page. A very hard edition to find; thus a great one to own and hand down. Seller Inventory # 044641

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