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    One of the Scarcest and Most Beautiful Illustrated "Rubáiyáts"

    [René Bull, illustrator]. Omar Khayyám. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated in Colour and in Line by René Bull. [London]: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., 1913].

    Limited to 250 signed copies (this copy being No. 68), signed by René Bull. Large quarto (11.125 x 8.75 inches; 283 x 223 mm.). [80] leaves (numbered as [4], LVIII, [1], LIX-LXXV). Printed on rectos only. Ten mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards, nineteen mounted color vignettes, and numerous line drawings printed in black and blue. Title printed in blue, black, and gold.

    Publisher's vellum over boards with front cover pictorially stamped in gilt and blue and lettered in gilt and spine ruled in gilt and decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Endpapers and silk ties renewed. Some slight rubbing and discoloration to the vellum, small red stain on the front cover. Paper very slightly browned at the edges. Short tear to the outer blank margin of leaf XLI, short tear to the lower blank margin of leaf XLIII, small tear to the tissue guard for the plate following leaf L (illustrating Quatrain XLVIII), where is was once adhered to the plate, with a small piece remaining on the plate. Still, an excellent copy of one of the scarcest and most beautiful illustrated Rubáiyáts.


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