London: Hodder and Stoughton, no date . [Illustrated] FIRST EDMUND DULAC ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto (29 x 22cm). with 20 tipped in colour plates by Dulac, all with captioned tissue guards; quatrains with brown border decoration. Red half calf with raised bands, matching cloth sides, gilt titles, blue morocco label, top edge gilt. A fine copy, inside and out. Omar Khayyam was an astronomer and a poet in Persia, born at Naishapur in Khorassan in the middle of the eleventh century. The French artist Dulac, along with contemporaries Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, Harry Clarke and Warwick Goble was a highly regarded book illustrator, noted for his fantasy drawing, prominent during the so called "Golden Age of Illustration" (the first quarter or so of the twentieth century). His other works include The Arabian Nights, Treasure Island, Andersen's Fairy Tales, and works by Shakespeare, Bronte, Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Item #52887
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