Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (T. N. Foulis, [No Date] circa 1910s) Illustrated by Gilbert James Envelope Book
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
translation by Edward Fitzgerald, illustrated by Gilbert James
T. N. Foulis, [No Date] circa 1911*
First in the series of ‘Envelope Books’ and originally published in 1907*, this copy being the fifth issue with fifteen titles listed at the rear of the book.
Hardback – cloth binding with pasted-on illustration to front board, titling in gilt to spine and front. [not numbered]pp plus five tipped-in colour plates. 7.25 x 3.5 inches approx. (184mm x 92mm).
Booksellers ticket – Goulden & Curry, Tunbridge Wells – to front paste-down.
Cloth showing light wear and rubbing, dusty and a touch sunned/faded; foxing throughout especially to preliminaries and last few pages; final plate showing some creasing to corner.
Overall, a particularly nice copy in collectable condition.
*ref.  Ambrose George Potter, A Bibliography of Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Ingpen & Grant, 1929)
*ref.  Ian Elfick & Paul Harris, T N Foulis – The History and Bibliography (Oak Knoll Press, 1998)
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