Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
translation by Edward Fitzgerald
illustrated by Gilbert James
T. N. Foulis, [No Date] circa 1910s
First in the series of ‘Envelope Books’. Not dated however there are fifteen titles listed at the rear of the book. Booksellers ticket – Goulden & Curry, Tunbridge Wells – to front paste-down.
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).
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.