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CHIVERS BINDING - FITZGERALD, Edward.

Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.

The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English verse. Fourth Edition.

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909 Stock Code: 144901
£350.00
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An attractive copy of the fourth edition of FitzGerald's translation, which was first published in 1859, in a superb Chivers binding.

Chivers's "vellucent" binding style is produced by hand-painting the backing sheet of the binding, which is subsequently covered in vellum that has been shaved to transparency, and then tooled in gilt. Chivers patented his vellucent method in 1898 and used it to create some of the most beautiful books of the turn of the century. This style influenced, and became closely associated with, the arts and crafts movement.

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Description

Small quarto (106 x 83 mm). Finely bound by Cedric Chivers (although not signed) in red morocco, titles in gilt to spine, front board with a vellucent central inlay decorated in blue, red, pink, green, and yellow, outlined in gilt, and within delicate oval framing in gilt with dots and flower motifs to corners, single gilt fillets to boards and turn-ins, pink marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Title within monochrome decorative border.

Condition

Corners a little rubbed, the binding otherwise sound and unfaded, internally fresh and unmarked; a near-fine copy.

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