1900 Beautiful Ramage Binding - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam wonderfully Illustrated by James Gilbert.
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Author: Omar Khayyam. Translated By Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated By GILBERT JAMES.
Title: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd., New York, E. P. Dutton and Co., no date. (Circa 1900). First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5.5 " X 4 "
Binding: Attractive, beautiful, and fine full blue morocco leather binding signed by Ramage (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A unique exquisite binding for a wonderful book!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean). All edges gilt.
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 wonderful illustrations by Gilbert James.
The book: Beautiful edition in an exquisite Ramage binding of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám illustrated By GILBERT JAMES.
The illustrator: One of the early illustrators of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám was Gilbert James (1865-1941). His work can be found in numerous editions and reprints of The Rubáiyat, and a number of his illustrations have been issued as postcards as well. Although this indicates that his work was rather popular in his days, very little is known about the artist himself. In a recently published document, however, Bob Forrest reports the findings of his research into the artist and his work, particularly his Rubáiyát illustrations. They appeared for the first time in the magazine ‘The Sketch’ (1896) and in book form in 1898, published by Smithers (1898) as Fourteen Drawings illustrating Edward FitzGerald’s Translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
The binder: Born in London in the mid 19th century, John Ramage worked with the distinguished Marcellin Lortic after serving an apprenticeship with John Wright. Ramage later opened his own shop in London where his bindings were celebrated for their remarkably delicate, careful, and elaborate gilt work.
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