Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Hodder and Stoughton, circa 1927) illustrated by Edmund Dulac Twelve Plates Blue Cloth with Dustwrapper

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam | Hodder and Stoughton, circa 1927 | illustrated by Edmund Dulac | Twelve Plates | Blue Cloth with Dustwrapper

 

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald
with illustrations by Edmund Dulac
Hodder and Stoughton, [not dated] circa 1927

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 over the next decade or so. This copy, also with twelve plates, is a larger format than the ‘popular’ edition and was published around 1927.

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For reference: Illustrations engraved and printed by Henry Stone & Son Ltd, London & Banbury. Text printed for Hodder & Stoughton Ltd by C. Tinling & Co. Ltd, Liverpool, London & Prescot [final page]. Dustwrapper priced at 10/6 NET. Plates 180mm x 125mm tipped onto white paper backing and then tipped onto grey card

Hardback – blue publisher’s cloth with title and decoration in gilt to spine and front board, in dustwrapper with onlay plate to front with decoration; endpapers with decorated paste-down. pp [2] blank, [124], [2] blank, plus 12 tipped-in colour plates each mounted on grey card with titled tissue page-guard. 10 x 8 inches approx. (252mm x 200mm).

Dustwrapper showing some wear and tear, rubbed and worn with small loss to extremities; faded and discoloured, especially to spine; old tape staining visible to reverse side (tape now removed), with a piece of archival tape placed across horizontal tear to upper spine; dampstain to upper corner of front panel. Cloth a little dusty and discoloured, gilt bright; boards a little knocked to corners; foxed and spotted throughout, heavy in places; occasional ‘nick’ to page edges from handling otherwise in good order.

Nonetheless, remains an attractive copy in dustwrapper of an uncommon edition.

£125.00

*ref. [21r] Ann Conolly Hughey, Edmund Dulac – His Book Illustrations: A Bibliography (Buttonwood Press, 1995).

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