Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 295

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(RUBAIYAT.) KHAYYÁM, OMAR. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: A Personal Selection from the Five Editions of Edward FitzGerald. 2 volumes. Folio and oblong 4to. First vol. is selections from the Rubaiyat chosen by the editor, Cecile E. Mactaggart, in calligraphy by Margery O. Erickson and with color illustrations by Willy Pogany and Edmund Dulac; second vol. is a parallel typograhic presentation of the five FitzGerald editions and the Mactaggart selection, with variations printed in red. Calligraphic vol. in red morocco elaborately gilt with various tooled borders and corner and center pieces, spine gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe; typographic vol. in red cloth in a half morocco drop-spine box, spine uniformly gilt with other vol.; slipcased together. Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed by the Curwen Press and signed by the editor. London, 1980

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with-The Golden Cockerel Rubáyait of Omar Khayyám. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. 8 engraved plates by John Buckland-Wright. 4to, publisher's 1/4 pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edges gilt; ownership inscription. Number 164 of 300 copies. London, 1938.