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The Rubaiyat

Modeled Leather binding by Frederick Kranz #24 of 100

This book measures 4 7/8" x 7 1/8" and has 91 pages, 40 (Clarence Darrow essay) pages + 51 (Rubaiyat) pages. The text is printed in Scotch Roman on Japan Vellum and bound in modeled leather. Only a small number of the modeled leather bindings were signed by Kranz. The regular edition was bound in suede with the text printed in Scotch Roman in two colors on Boxmoor paper. Additionally of the edition of 100 shown above some were bound , bound in 3/4 leather.
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