[Coley, Louis B.]; Fitzgerald, Edward
Title THE RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM
Binding Paper covered boards
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First Thus
Publisher New York Godfrey A.S. Wieners 1902
Illustrator Coley, Louis B.
Seller ID 94
Small Folio (12½" x 9¼"). pp. . Limited edition; this copy number 33 of 50 copies printed on Japan Vellum. Cream colored Japan vellum covered boards with titles and Arts & Crafts style grapevine decoration stamped on front board and titles stamped in gold on spine. Decorated title page, decorative boarders and floriate initials on every page by Louis B. Coley, printed in double leaded Satanick type (black-letter). Although Coley decorated a number of books, he is best known for his work on this one. Unopened copy with neat gift inscription on ffep recto has toned spine with two spots at the foot whose title still remains bright. A truly spectacular example of this scarce book from America's fine press movement in the Morrisonian tradition. Potter, 253.
Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald, Louis B. Coley, Arts & Crafts, Woodcut, Morris, illustrated