Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translation by Edward Fitzgerald and Illustrated by Fish (Anne Harriet Fish). Very Good condition, binding firm/square, hinges throughout are intact but weak.Titles on spine are still bright unlike some editions that have fading. Wear along board edges and corners. One of the most beautiful books I have ever picked up. Published in 1922 in London this edition is one of the most beautifully illustrated by Annie Fish a British cartoonist.
Her plates are a great example of the Art Deco influences of the 20s. There are 20 color plates with gilt and silver and each with tissue guards. This one still has orange bookmark but it is separated at top of spine.
There is a leaf that has been placed inside of book a common practice especially with large quarto editions. One of the most beautiful books I have encountered.
See photos and if you have further questions will be glad to answer. The item "RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM 1922 ART DECO EDITION ILLUSTRATED By FISH 1st POETRY" is in sale since Thursday, December 31, 2020.
This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "insomniacbookshop" and is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States.