Omar Khayyám - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám. Presented by Willy Pogany

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Omar Khayyám - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám. Presented by Willy Pogany - London - George G. Harrap & Co. - [1909] - 1st edition - [192] pp - Cloth binding - 20 x 26 cm.

Condition: Good.

Antique picture book with English translation (by Edward Fitzgerald) of the quatrains by the Persian astronomer / poet Omar Khayyám (1048-1123). Illustrated (and executed with "arabesque" lettering) with 24 tipped-in plates by the Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany (1882-1955).

¶ Bound edition in decorated Art Nouveau binding in green linen, which, like the endpapers, was designed by Pogany. The prints and text were printed in (COLOUR!) lithography by Vincent Brooks-Day & Son Ltd., Lithographers [in] London. This is a VERY BEAUTIFUL book.

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