Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Collins, reprint 1961) illustrated by Robert Stewart Sherriffs Leather Binding in Box
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald
edited by George F. Maine, illustrated by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
Collins, reprint 1961
Attractive leather binding nicely presented in a box.
Hardback – full leather with leather title labels and gilt decoration to front and spine, page-block with all edges gilt, sewn-in ribbon pagemark. 224pp plus colour plates. Size: 9.5 x 7 inches approx. (240mm x 178mm).
Light rubbing to tail of spine; spotting to endpapers, inscription to front free endpaper; pages clean. Box lid a little sunned/faded, label foxed and grubby.
Overall, a particularly nice copy – quite lovely – and unusual to find this edition without fading to spine or leather decay.