The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam courtesy of Boice Lydell
Pictures courtesy of a private collector. Description by Paul Jackson.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Translated by Edward FitzGerald, 1899
#12 of 920 Copies specially illumined
This book measures 5 1/2" x 7" and has 67 pages. The text body is set in Caslon and 920 copies were printed on Boxmoor paper. This book is McKenna #51 which has some significant differences from McKenna #'s 49 and 50. The title page that utilizes type and decorations vice the Denslow and or Warner designed title pages of McKenna #'s 49 and 50. It does not have a colophon device opposite the colophon and it is printed in one color and utilizes hand illuminations vice 3 color printing. The book was completed on March the 9th, 1899, although McKenna states March the 10th. This book is listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $5.00
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