London: Hodder and Stoughton, no date [circa 1920]. [Metaphysical Poetry] EDMUND DULAC ILLUSTRATED EDITION, a later printing. Text follows the second edition of Fitzgerald's English translation. Quarto (28 x 23cm), unpaginated. With 20 tipped in colour plates by Dulac and green border decoration, all with captioned tissue guards. Publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth, illustrated dust-jacket. Book is fine with trivial marks to cloth; jacket very good with a few chips to spine tips. 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 #53397
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