London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, no date [circa 1920]. [Illustrated Metaphysical Poetry] DULAC ILLUSTRATED, a later printing. Quarto (33 x 24cm), unpaginated. With 20 tipped in colour plates by Dulac, all with captioned tissue guards, and green border decoration. Publisher's red buckram, with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper. Spotting to edges, and the first and last few leaves. A mild tobacco scent. A lovely bright example of the binding, with some light handling. Near fine. 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 #61717
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