1908 First Edition - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Illustrated By Edmund Dulac
Author : Omar Khayyam. Translated By Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated By Edmund Dulac.
Title : Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Illustrated By Edmund Dulac.
Publisher : London, Hodder & Stoughton, no date (circa 1908). This is the first Hodder and Stoughton edition, printed from the second Fitzgerald's edition "by kind permission of Messrs. MacMillan and Co. Ltd. "
Language : Text in English
Size : 11 " X 9 "
Pages : Unpaginated.110 quatrains, printed on the recto of each leaf. Text reprinted from Fitzgerald's second edition.
Binding : Very beautiful and good full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good, near fine content (bright and tight)
Illustrations : Illustrated with 20 Edmund Dulac plates tipped in and protected by tissue guards.(Complete).
The book : Rare and Nice First Hodder and Stoughton edition of Dulac's illustration for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám --Edward FitzGerald 's translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and numbering about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. A ruba'i is a two-line stanza with two parts (or hemistichs) per line, hence the word rubayot (derived from the Arabic language root for "four"), meaning "quatrains".
The illustrator: Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century and in 1905 received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books and when after the war the deluxe children's book market shrank he turned to magazine illustrations among other ventures. He designed banknotes during World War II and postage stamps, most notably those that heralded the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
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