Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
A Reprint of the First Translation. With Twelve Illustrations.London: Alexander Moring, The De La More Press, 1903 Stock Code: 142994
A fine copy in a superb arts and crafts bindingAn attractive edition of the Rubáiyát, in a refined contemporary arts and crafts binding, in the style of Douglas Cockerell, and nicely preserving McManus's original endpapers. Founded at the turn of the century by Alexander Moring, the De La More Press produced small, finely printed editions, including several Rubáiyáts.
From the library of the Belgian poet Daniel Berditchevsky (b. 1925), with his book label to the front free endpaper verso.
Duodecimo (155 x 87 mm). Contemporary green crushed morocco, central medallion with tan calf onlay within gilt wreath of foliate and floral motifs to front board, gilt tooling repeated to rear board, raised bands, gilt foliate motifs to compartments, gilt ruling with corner dots to boards and turn-ins, original blue pictorial endpapers designed by McManus preserved, gilt edges.
12 wood-engraved plates after McManus, title printed in red and black.
Minor rubbing to extremities, the binding otherwise sharp, discreet repair to first blank fore margin, else internally crisp; a fine copy.
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