Saturday, July 26, 2014

1899 RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM ~ ILLUSTRATED ~ STUNNING FINE BINDING

1899

RUBAIYAT
OF OMAR KHAYYAM

RENDERED INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY EDWARD FITZGERALD

THIS STANDARD EDITION OF THE FIVE VERSIONS INCLUDES THE FULL TEXT OF THE FIRST EDITION OF 1859, THE FULL SECOND EDITION OF 1868, AND FULL FIFTH EDITION OF 1889, TOGETHER WITH NOTES INDICATING THE MINOR VARIANTS FOUND IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH EDITIONS

ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 PHOTO-ETCHINGS FROM DRAWINGS BY GILBERT JAMES AND EDMUND H. GARRETT AND WITH A PORTRAIT OF EDWARD FITZGERALD

*** RARE ANTIQUE EDITION ~ STUNNING ORNATE FINE BINDING ~ FULL-PAGE PLATES ~ CLASSIC POETRY ***

Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1899.
Composition and electrotype plates by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston.
Presswork by C. H. Simonds & Co., The Colonial Press, Boston.

• Possible First Thus - only 1898 copyright stated on copyright page, no additional printings listed
• measures about 7.5'' x 5.25''
• beautiful publisher's decorative cloth fine binding
• ornate embossed gold gilt stamping
• textblock top edge gilt
• extra vignette title page
• frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard
• illustrated with 12 full-page photo-etchings, each with captioned tissue-guard

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