Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Hodder and Stoughton, circa 1920) illustrated by Edmund Dulac 12 plates
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald
with illustrations by Edmund Dulac
Hodder and Stoughton, [not dated] circa 1920
The Dulac illustrated edition of the Rubaiyat was first published 1909 with twenty colour plates. A smaller format ‘popular’ edition in red cloth with twelve plates appeared in 1914, being reprinted several times (with variations in endpapers, ink colour, plate mounts, size, &c.) over the next decade or so and always difficult to date unless there is a helpful contemporary inscription.
For reference: Printed in Great Britain by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh [title page verso].
Hardback – publishers cloth with gilt design and title to front board, title and design (dulled gilt or greyed black?) to spine. viii, 189pp plus 12 tipped-in colour plates mounted on grey card. 8 x 6.25 inches approx. (204mm x 157mm).
Covers rubbed and worn, some bumping to corners and spine ends; cloth faded especially to spine. Front endpaper showing some discolouration and offsetting (mirroring design on front board); pages a little dusty and with occasional foxing throughout, but generally clean.
Overall, showing wear but remains a reasonably nice copy.
*ref.  Ann Conolly Hughey, Edmund Dulac – His Book Illustrations: A Bibliography (Buttonwood Press, 1995).