Edmund Dulac c.1909 Rubaiyat Vellum Limited Edition 1/200 w/ 20 color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, trans. by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.
Published c. 1909-1913, New York by Hodder and Stoughton.
c. 125 pages. Text in English. 20 tipped in plates. Deckled edges.
Decorative vellum binding, smooth spine, gilt spine lettering, gilt cover decorations, hand made paper. Beautiful deluxe limited edition of this classic collection of poetry.
Number 93 of 200. Extremely limited run for America, printed on heavy hand made paper. Book has the First signed/ limited edition English vellum binding, not to be confused with the cloth binding on standard paper (not hand-made).
Vellum binding soiled and stained, boards slightly bowed as typical, lacks original silk ties, but retains a handsome shelf appearance.
Interior contents clean and bright, on beautiful hand made paper. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. Wonderful color plates well printed throughout.
Priced low to account for binding condition, a pristine example worth much more.
Book measures: 12 1/2" H X 10 1/8" W.