The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Omar KHAYYAM, Edward FITZGERALD, Ronald BALFOUR.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

New York, NY: Richard R. Smith, 1930. [Illustrated Poetry] FIRST US EDITION, second overall. Large octavo (26 x 19cm), with 41 leaves, including 38 tipped-in illustrated plates (some in colour), with vignette illustrations to facing text, as well as a colour frontispiece. Publisher's colour-decorated paper over boards, recently re-backed with a brown paper-covered spine and a plain paper title label. Original light blue endpapers with hinge repairs. Black ink gift inscription to front pastedown. Toned throughout. Heavy wear and bumping to boards, with heavy browning close to spine. Professionally restored. Very good. Balfour's illustrations were first published by Constable in London in 1920. This edition was printed in the UK, with an American title page. Item #56873

Price: £95.00

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