1930 Exquisite Binding - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam wonderfully Illustrated by Willy Pogany. 1st US EDITION.
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Author: Omar Khayyam. Translated By Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated By Willy Pogany.
Title: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Willy Pogany.
Publisher: New York: [Printed in Great Britain by R.&. R. Clark for] Thomas Y. Crowell Co., no date. (circa 1930). First US Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 8 "
Pages: 171 pages.
Binding: Attractive, beautiful, and fine full red morocco unsigned leather binding stamped in gilt, black leather title label (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A unique exquisite binding for a wonderful book!
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean). Top edge gilt.
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 (frontispiece +11) color illustrations by Willy Pogany.
The book: Beautiful 1st US edition in an exquisite binding of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The First and Fourth Renderings 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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