M Sayah Illustrations
|Publisher||World Publishing Company|
World Publishing Company, 1938. FIRST EDITION, thus. “AD” stated. 8 x 10 1/2". The nine gorgeous tipped-in illustrations, so typically and genuinely Eastern, combine to make this particular edition one of the most desirable of The Rubaiyat ever produced. The cream colored paper of the text and the brown matting of the full color illustrations are a true joy to page through. Translation of Persian Astronomer-Poet Omar Khayyam, first and last versions, tipped in illustrations by Hamzeh Abd-ullah Kar on maroon heavy stock paper, text on cream heavy stock, foreedge uncut, cover in black leather-like texture with gold and red illustration on front and spine. Spectacular rendition of this classic. Excellent condition, book may never have been read. The RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM-illustrated by Hamzeh Abd-ullah Kar and translation by Edward Fitgerald. Great condition. Scarce original slipcover is in very good condition, slight wear and scratches, overall book with slipcase is among the most desirable of this legendary title.