RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: THE FIRST AND FOURTH RENDERINGS IN ENGLISH VERSE. Willy Pogany, Edward Fitzgerald, illustrations, translation.

RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: THE FIRST AND FOURTH RENDERINGS IN ENGLISH VERSE

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [1930]. First Revised American Trade Edition. A handsome edition of the Rubaiyat, exquisitely illustrated by Willy Pogany, with an introduction by George Saintsbury. Item #3496

Small quarto (25.75cm); full tan cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover, and black and gold illustrated label mounted to front cover; top edge gilt; dustjacket; publisher's original decorative box; 171,[5]pp; with frontispiece and 11 tipped-in color plates, and 46 black and gold mounted illustrations by Pogany throughout the text. A fresh, Fine copy, with preliminary and terminal leaves uncut. Dustjacket has a nearly invisible razor-thin cut at upper rear panel, else Near Fine, without wear or fading. Publisher's box shows some trivial wear and dustiness to extremities, with lower half showing a corresponding razor-thin cut on verso; still quite sound, and very well preserved.

Price: $500.00