The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Omar KHAYYAM, Edward FITZGERALD, Edmund DULAC.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, no date [circa 1910]. [Metaphysical Poetry] EDMUND DULAC ILLUSTRATED EDITION, a later printing. Quarto (28 x 23cm), unpaginated. With 20 tipped in colour plates by Dulac, all with captioned tissue guards; quatrains with green border decoration instead of the usual brown. Navy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, and matching cloth over boards. Light occasional spotting. Very good. 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 #53318

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