New York and London: Hodder and Stoughton, . Edmund Dulac. Printed from the Second Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. 4to (11 3/8" x 8 7/8"), white buckram with lovely Art Nouveau gilt lettering, decorative motives & embossing on cover & spine; 20 colored plates tipped-in & mounted on vellum paper with decorative borders plus descriptive tissue guards; text printed on rectos by T. and A. Constable; pictorial endpapers with golden peacock feather motif, unpaginated, n.d. [c.1909-10], [124 pages]. 3 lbs. 5 oz. Very Good +. Item #294
An excellent and attractive copy that is very similar to the UK De Luxe edition, which costs more than $1,000. The Edmund Dulac illustrated Rubáyát of Omar Khayyám is generally considered the high point of his artistry and was an immediate, enormous success.
The Fitzgerald translation is the perennial favorate. Each page has two poems numbered through 110.
Presentation on front endpaper by previous owner dated 1910. Lower right corners slightly bumped; a trifle soiling on back cover; pages clean and bright; illustrations lush (one plate has a corner creased).
Overall, a beautiful, clean, tight, copy of this classic poem without fading. VG+ to Fine.