3 December 2010
KHAYYAM, Omar. Rubaiyat. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Introduction by A.C. Benson. London: Siegle, Hill & Co., .
2o. Engraved and printed by André and Sleigh with flourished initials in red and blue, 11 colored plates. Color reproduction of the manuscript written and illuminated by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Green morocco richly gilt, the covers with wide floral border elaborately gilt, the front cover with large central peacock executed in gilt and inlays of brown and tan morocco, spine in six compartments, lettered in two, richly gilt in the remaining, edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
A VERY FINE COPY. LIMITED EDITION, one of 550 copies, this copy without limitation or signatures. Sangorski famously presided over the creation of a supremely elaborate peacock binding for the Rubaiyat, on commission from Sotheran's, which was sold, and then lost in 1912 when it went down with the Titanic. Sangorski himself was to die only six weeks later in a bathing accident.
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