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(RUBAIYAT.) VEDDER, ELIHU (illus.) The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. 57 illustrated leaves by Elihu Vedder on Japanese paper, mounted on heavy wove paper, 8 leaves of appendix and notes. Folio (17 x 14 in.; 433 x 355 mm), publisher's gilt-decorated full brown morocco bound at Riverside Press, all edges gilt, front cover detached, few scuffs, spine tips rubbed, corners bumped; inner dentelles, decorated silk endpapers; soiling and spotting confined chiefly to blank leaves and margins; custom cloth folding case. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884
Deluxe limited edition, number 34 of 100 copies on Japanese paper and signed by Vedder. With extracted article by Henry Scudder (Vedder's Accompaniment to The Song of Omar Khayyam) in hand-lettered wraps, Vedder's clipped signature mounted on blank prelim, laid in loose.