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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer Poet of Persia, Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an introduction by Byatt, full page colour illustrations throughout by Puttapipat, Top edge gilt. Blue Nigerian Goatskin spine with gilt title, purple vendome cloth sides. Gilt endpapers. Originally published in 1859. 69 pages. Contained in original slip case which has full colour onlay to one side; in excellent condition apart from a couple of small marks.
Popular edition. Red cloth stamped in gilt with peacock design. 12 tipped-in colour plates. 8 x 6". Spine and corners bumped and worn with some damp staining, particularly to spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. 1 plate mount (with plate on) is detached but still present. Some page browning and foxing.
Red cloth, Gilt titles and decoration to front cover. 4 tipped-in colour plates. Pictorial title page. Decorative orange border to each page. 94 pages. 11 x 7.75". Spine and corners bumped. Covers unevenly faded. Small hole to front edge of spine at base, spine is also a little faded. Removal of a small label to front free-endpaper. Light corner creases to plates.
Popular edition. Red cloth stamped in gilt with peacock design. 12 tipped-in colour plates. 8 x 6". Bumping and wear to spine and corners; browning to spine, with chips and nicks to cloth. Grubby marks to cover edges. Inscriptions in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges and some page margins. Plates are fine, with just a few foxspots to versos.
Large format. Red cloth with gilt title to spine and elaborate peacock and elephant design to front cover. 20 superb colour plates, tipped onto cream card with decorative border and each with a tissue-guard. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some dulling of gilt decorations to front cover and spine. A few marks to covers. Colour plates are fine. Name in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing and browning to pages internally and outer page edges. Small dent hole to cloth on rear cover.
Translated by Fitzgerald, introduction by Housman. Red cloth covers, elaborate gilt vignette and title to front cover. 4 superb tipped-in colour plates. Pink decorations surrounding text. 94 pages. Spine and corners bumped and spine very slightly faded. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Light corner creases to 3 of the 4 plates. Foxing to contents.
Large format. Scarlet cloth with elaborate design of elephants and peacocks to the front cover. Gilt title and floral vignette to spine. 20 exquisite tipped-in colour plates. All plates present and in fine condition. Spine bumped with wear at top and tail, small nick in cloth at top of spine. Corners worn with loss of cloth from lower front corner. Slight colour loss from foredges of covers. Spine slightly darkened else covers bright and clean. Slight worm damage to front endpapers. Foxing to half-title page. Contents clean. Overall a nice bright copy of this beautiful book.
Red cloth, Gilt titles and decoration to front cover. 4 tipped-in colour plates. Pictorial title page. Decorative orange border to each page. 94 pages. 11 x 7.75". Bumping to spine, corners and top and bottom edge of rear board. Spine and part of rear board faded and a little foxed. Boards are mottled, faint damp stains to lower edges. Bookplate to front pastedown and inscription plus '198' written on front endpaper. Foxing to prelims and page edges. Inner bottom corner of all plates a little creased.
Cream cloth covers with gilt illustration to front cover, gilt titles to spine. 7 x 5.5". 8 Colour plates. Repetitive background illustrations to text pages. 123 pages plus book list. Spine and corners bumped and worn. A couple of bumps to cover edges. Browning to spine and cover edges. Some of gilt on front cover is rubbed. Two names in pen to front endpaper, one crossed out. Front joint starting to crack by frontis. Browning to endpapers and some page edges. Contents generally clean. All plates present.
A wonderful edition of this classic poem beautifully illustrated with 20 colour tipped in plates with tissue guards. Cream cloth boards with gilt decorations and titles. 11.25 x 8.75". Spine bumped, rubbed and browned. Corners bumped. Browning to board edges. Large mark (possibly damp) to rear board. Boards are generally grubby. Mark to top of text block edge. Light browning to end papers. Some foxing mainly to page edges. Plates in fine condition.
Purple suede soft covers. Colour illustrations. Covers are browned to edges and spine, with some spotting. Creasing also to suede cover edges. Front joint is cracked, with some of spine binding showing.
Large format. Red cloth with gilt title to spine and elaborate peacock and elephant design to front cover. 20 superb colour plates, tipped onto cream card with decorative border and each with a tissue-guard. Spine and corners bumped. Uneven fading to spine and boards. Dated inscription in ink to front endpaper, the imprint of which can be seen on the half-title page. Some page browning and foxing with many pages being clean. Plates are in fine condition.