THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM.
Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1909, 1909.
FIRST DULAC EDITION. 4to. (10.8 x 8.6 inches). 20 mounted colour plates on thick art paper, framed with decorative border design. Each plate covered with printed tissue paper guard. Finely bound in early full white vellum binding. Spine with elaborate gilt tooling and red morocco label, lettered and decorated in gilt. Front board lettered in dark brown in English and Arabic and with decorative outer corners in brown, within gilt ruled lines. Marbled endpapers printed in gold and brown on white paper. Etched illustrated bookplate, dated 1931, to the front pastedown. Some toning to the vellum but overall a very good and attractive copy of this beautiful book. The binding is unsigned but is certainly the work of a skilled binder. ----- Hughey. Edmund Dulac. His book illustrations. A Bibliography; 21a.