Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (A. & C. Black, reprint 1946) illustrated by Gilbert James

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam | A. & C. Black, reprint 1946 | illustrated by Gilbert James

 

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

translated by Edward Fitzgerald
edited, with introduction and notes by Reynold Alleyne Nicholson
A. & C. Black Ltd, reprint 1946

This Nicholson* edition was originally published in 1909 with sixteen colour plates by Gilbert James, this copy being a later reprint issued with a reduced complement of eight colour plates.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam | A. & C. Black, reprint 1946 | illustrated by Gilbert JamesRubaiyat of Omar Khayyam | A. & C. Black, reprint 1946 | illustrated by Gilbert James

Hardback – publisher’s cloth with title and decoration to spine and front board, in a dustwrapper. pp viii, 136, including decorations in the text plus eight colour plates. 7.5 x 5 inches approx. (188mm x 129mm).

War-time economy/repurposing of the dustwrapper for ‘The Sea Monarch’ by [Percy F.] Westerman, with this title printed to verso.

Dustwrapper rubbed and worn, especially to spine ends, corner tips and folds with small loss; discoloured scuff to spine; a little dusty, marked and grubby but generally remaining bright. Lightly knocked to spine ends; black decoration rubbed to front board, otherwise cloth clean and bright. Endpapers foxed and with offsetting, some bubbling to front paste-down; occasional foxing or dustiness but generally pages very clean throughout; a few pages with production creasing/wrinkles.

Overall, showing some light wear but otherwise a particularly nice, clean copy – attractive.

£25.00

*ref. [68] Ambrose George Potter, A Bibliography of Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Ingpen & Grant, 1929)

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