The Rubaiyat courtesy of Joe Sheldon


This edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam has illustrations designed by Denslow (note the seahorse at the lower left corner of the title block on the cover).

Denslow's title page.

Click on either of the pages above to see a close-up of the illustration.
# 568
I love the illustration: "turn down an empty Glass!"

Click on either of the pages above to see a close-up of the illustration.

Pictures and description courtesy of Joe Sheldon.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

translated by Edward Fitzgerald

McKenna #50 (September 10, 1899)

#568 of 920

This book measures 5 3/4" x 7 7/8" and has 67 pages. The text body is set in Caslon. The title page has the Denslow seahorse below the title. the illustrations throughout the book were designed by W. W. Denslow and have his distinctive seahorse either in the drawing or next to it. This edition was printed in three colors on Boxmoor paper and bound in suede. This book is listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $2.00

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