TITLE: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer
SUBTITLE: Poet of Persia, Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald
AUTHOR: A S Byatt
PUBLISHER: The Folio Society
NUMBERED: 457/ 1000
This edition is limited to one thousand copies, each with an original etching, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Niroot Puttapipat and has been printed under the artist's supervision by the Pauper's Press, Hoxton, London, on Somerset antique velvet 100% cotton mould-made paper. The endpapers and limitation page have printed letterpress on Marcate Nettuno by Logan Press, Wellingborough, Northants.
NO.OF PAGES: 217 including 16 colour wood engravings by Niroot Puttapipat with gold borders and highlights and tipped into decorative borders. Printed on Cordier Wove paper by Martins the Printers, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. The plates have been printed on Hello matt art paper by Beacon Press, Uckfield, Sussex.
BINDING: Hand-bound with vellum spine over blue cloth boards with vellum-tipped corners and Merida paper sides by The Fine Book Bindery, Wellingborough, Northants along with blue fabric bookmark. The spine and label are hand-lettered by Stephen Raw. Comes in a blue cloth Solander box which has a two-tone blue interior with blue spine label hand-lettered in 22-carat gold.
Height: 33 cm
Width: 25.6 cm
Depth: 4 cm
A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTOR'S EDITION CELEBRATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUBLICATION.br.
Translated by Edward Fitzgerald and introduced by Booker Prize winner A S Byatt and Edward Fitzgerald.
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