Khayyam, Omar; Bowen, John Charles Edward (translator).
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. [SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR]
Publisher: Unicorn Press, London;
Date of Publication: 1961
Stock Code: 9455
FIRST EDITION THUS. Octavo, pp. xv, , 136. With coloured frontispiece and illustrations. Finely bound in full burnt orange goat-skin with a gilt fillet border and gilt centrepiece to upper board, gilt titles and fleurons to spine, all edges gilt, ochre marbled endpapers. Housed in a black cloth slipcase. Near Fine, ever so slightly rubbed to inner boards. Slip-case lightly soiled.
Exquisitely bound by Asprey and Co. With gilt binders’ stamp to front paste-down. The luxury goods firm Asprey of London was established in the late eighteenth century and began offering finely bound books in the early 1900s.
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