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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 19

    OMAR KHAYYAM (d. c.1123). Rubaiyat, translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, introduction by A.C. Benson. London: Siegle, Hill & Co., [no date, 1910]. 4° (336 x 250mm). Title in red and black, reproduced from a manuscript, written and illuminated by F. Sangorski & G. Sutcliffe (occasional light marginal thumb-soiling). Contemporary vellum, front cover and spine lavishly decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (soiled and spotted). NUMBER 492 OF 550 COPIES, signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.

    Price Realised  

    OMAR KHAYYAM (d. c.1123). Rubaiyat, translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, introduction by A.C. Benson. London: Siegle, Hill & Co., [no date, 1910]. 4° (336 x 250mm). Title in red and black, reproduced from a manuscript, written and illuminated by F. Sangorski & G. Sutcliffe (occasional light marginal thumb-soiling). Contemporary vellum, front cover and spine lavishly decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (soiled and spotted). NUMBER 492 OF 550 COPIES, signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.


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