Lot 604

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ... Reproduced from a manuscript written and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe, London, [1911], original pictorial cloth gilt. With 6 other editions of the same work. (7)

Estimate: £300 - £500
Hammer price: £280
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Introduction by A. C. Benson ... Reproduced from a Manuscript Written and Illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. London: Siegle, Hill and Co., [1911]. 4to (316 x 230mm). Title printed in red and black, plates and decorations printed in colours and gold, text printed in red, blue and black (some very light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Original pictorial buckram gilt with an elaborate design incorporating a peacock, top edges gilt, others uncut (some ink spotting on lower cover, corners a little rubbed). Provenance: "Aunt Lydia from Robert, Xmas 1912" (inscription on front free endpaper); Alex Bridge (modern ex-libris sticker and signature dated 20.2.1948). With 6 other editions of the same work, namely The Second Edition of Edward Fitzgerald's Ruba'yat of 'Umar Khayyam ... edited, with an introduction and notes, by Edward Heron-Allen (London, 1908, original parchment-backed paper boards), Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1909], coloured plates by Edmund Dulac, original decorated buckram gilt), Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A Variorum Edition ... Edited by Frederick H. Evans (London, Temple Sheen Press, 1914, original buckram-backed paper boards, ONE OF 300 COPIES), The Rubaiyat of 'Umar Khaiyam translated from the French of J. B. Nichols by Frederick Baron Corvo ... with Sixteen Illustrations in Colour by Hamzeh Carr (London, John Lane, 1924, original coloured pictorial buckram, dust-jacket), The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (London, London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1931, original paper boards) and Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ... Decorated by Charles Meacham (Birmingham, Birmingham School of Printing, Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1931, original cloth-backed decorated paper boards). (7)

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