RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM; THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA

By: FITZGERALD, EDWARD; VEDDER, ELIHU (binding design, endpaper design and illustrations)

Price: $800.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good +


First Thus. 8vo (6 1/2” x 8 1/2”). Holiday Edition; Third printing. 58 unpaginated French fold illustrated leaves + 61 pp. text. IN EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET.

Signed binding by Elihu Vedder; t.e.g. Includes black and brown illustrated endpapers and 59 full page illustrations by Elihu Vedder. The original paper dust jacket repeats the cover and spine designs in black on brown paper.

Vedder's masterwork and the first fully illustrated version of the Rubaiyat incorporating both Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist sensibilities.

A very good + copy with faint foxing to the front edge as well as to a few of the prelims; a small (1/4”) nick on the top edge. The very good dust jacket has chipping and wrinkling to the head of the spine panel, a small chip in the top corner of the front panel, and a small chip to the top and bottom of the rear panel.
Potter 203.

Title: RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM; THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA

Author Name: FITZGERALD, EDWARD; VEDDER, ELIHU (binding design, endpaper design and illustrations)

Illustrator: Elihu Vedder

Categories: American Decorative Cloth, American publisher's Bindings, 19th C., Art Nouveau, Decorative Cloth, Fin de siècle, Fine Binding, Poetry, Publisher's Bindings,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1894

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2546

Keywords: DUST JACKET ELIHU VEDDER RUBAIYAT ART NOUVEAU