THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse. (Translated by Edward Fitzgerald).
OMAR KHAYYAM. ; FINE BINDING.
Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London. 1905.
Reprint. 8vo. (6.1 x 4.1 inches). Finely bound, by Bumpus of London, in attractive early full dark green crushed morocco, extra gilt. The spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Compartments fully ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Elaborate Persian fan design to boards. Inner Dentelles fully decorated in gilt, surrounding red Moire silk centre pieces. Silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Previous owner's neat 4 line inscription, dated 1909, to front blank endpaper. The binding is a little rubbed to the extremities, ths spine faded to a uniform brown colour and the silk endpapers have some minor fraying to the edges but overall this is a highly decorative fine quality leather binding in very good condition.