KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.
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THE ASTRONOMER POET OF PERSIA
IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING
KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse by Edward FitzGerald. With illustrations by Willy Pogany. London: George Harrap, 1930. Crown quarto. pp. 175. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full green calf.
Covers framed by triple gilt fillets and chain-link roll, enclosing the title and gilt decoration on upper cover. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt on maroon morocco letterpiece in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt to a centre-and-corner design, with a gilt crescent in centre. Wonderful red geometrical endpapers; board edges ruled in gilt; turn-ins. Twelve tipped-in colour plates, (including the frontispiece), head and tailpieces in black and white throughout the text, decorated title printed in black and brown,. With the slightest signs of rubbing to the extremities, spine evenly tanned. All edges gilt. A very attractive copy.
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