1917 Scarce De-Luxe Binding - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam wonderfully Illustrated by Willy Pogany.
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Author: Omar Khayyam. Translated By Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated By Willy Pogany.
Title: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Presented by Willy Pogany.
Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., no date (circa 1917). Publisher De-Luxe binding. Printed at the Ballantyne Press.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6 ".
Binding: Attractive, and very good original De-Luxe publisher green full morocco leather binding with elaborate gilt design of vines and grape clusters with green leaves on upper board (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, slight discoloration on the rear board - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Top edge gilt. The scarce green variant of the original Publisher's Deluxe binding.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, bookplate of a previous owner on the first endpaper, lower corner of the title page of chapter 3 has been nicely repaired by a previous owner without affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 16 wonderful color illustrations by Willy Pogany.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 600)
The book: Beautiful edition in a scarce green variant of the original Publisher's Deluxe binding of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Rendered in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Willy Pogany.
The illustrator: William Andrew Pogany (born Vilmos András Pogány; August 24, 1882 – July 30, 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. His contemporaries include C. Coles Phillips, Joseph Clement Coll, Edmund Dulac, Harvey Dunn, Walter Everett, Harry Rountree, Sarah Stilwell Weber, and N.C. Wyeth. He is best known for his pen and ink drawings of myths and fables. A large portion of Pogany's work is described as Art Nouveau. Pogany's artistic style is heavily fairy-tale orientated and often feature motifs of mythical animals such as nymphs and pixies. He paid great attention to botanical details. He used dreamy and warm pastel scenes with watercolors, oil paintings, and especially pen and ink. Painstakingly detailed and confident, Pogany's pen and ink pieces portray the true extent of his talent.
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