Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Omar KHAYYAM   |   Herbert COLE

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

"COME, FILL THE CUP": 1903 ILLUSTRATED PRIVATE-PRESS EDITION OF THE RUBAIYAT

KHAYYAM, Omar (COLE, Herbert, illustrator). Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Herbert Cole. London and New York: John Lane, 1903. Square 12mo, contemporary full russet morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $1400.

Illustrated edition, with eight full-page pen-and-ink illustrations and in-text headpieces, initial letters and section vignettes by Herbert Cole, beautifully bound.

"The favorite gift book of Edwardian times probably was Edward FitzGerald's rendering of The Rubaiyat" (Hodnett, 226). Cole's illustrations are very much in the tradition of Walter Crane. First published with Cole's illustrations in 1901. See Hodnett, 343. Cave, 150. Owner ink gift inscription dated 1906; bookplate.

A lovely illustrated volume in fine condition.

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