TITLE: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
SUBTITLE: With an introduction by A. C. Benson. Reproduced from a Manuscript Written & Illuminated by F.Sangorski & G. Sutcliffe
AUTHOR: A C Benson and illustrated by F Sangorski and G Sutcliffe. Translated into English verse by Edward Fitzerald
PUBLISHER: Siegle, Hill and Co.
NO.OF PAGES: Unpaginated but 112 pages along with calligraphy text to each page
BINDING: Heavily gilt-pictorial full cream buckram covers (featuring a large and elaborately-figured peacock surrounded by leaves), with a gilt title and decoration on the spine; pictorial endpapers; top edge gilt, others uncut
Height: 32 cm
Width: 24 cm.br.
Depth: 3 cm
Sangorski and Sutcliffe's interpretations of the Rubaiyat are justly famous and among their most important work.
This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.
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