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Are you interested in this item?This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" (orange button) to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Catawiki’s goal is to make special objects universally available. Our weekly auctions feature thousands of unusual, rare, and exceptional objects you won’t find in just any store. Publisher’s limp red suede leather with protruding (yap) edges, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, top edges gilt, pale-blue silk ribbon page marker, maroon endpapers, 5 tipped-in colour plates (including decorative title page), frontispiece and title plate mounted on green paper, full-colour decorative borders throughout, plates and text pages on coated art paper (plates on thinner paper; text pages almost card-like), [88] pages (including plates), 14.5 x 9.8 cm (including yap edges).Rendered into English verse by ?[Edward Fitzgerald].?Undated, but circa 1910 (date according to Potter 70-73).Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was one of the most prolific and popular illustrators of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, working in Art Nouveau style. This is a deluxe, pocket-sized edition of his beautiful version of the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’, printed on high-quality art paper throughout.Collins’ Clear-Type Press continued to re-use Robinson’s ‘Rubaiyat’ illustrations for many years, in a variety of formats and bindings (none dated). This particular copy, with its high production values, plus distinctive maroon endpapers that feature in many Collins publications from the early 1900s, would appear to be among the first to be published.A lovely little volume; I can see no other such copy currently for sale online.Condition?:Contents very clean. Foxing to plates (mainly to reverse), slight foxing to some gutters and around stitches, four pairs of gatherings stretched, end of ribbon page marker frayed and discoloured, very slight bumping to some corners, usual offsetting to first and last page, front endpapers with a little creasing. Gilt top edges bright, other edges with foxing. Binding tight, with lean. Covers with rubbing, scuffing, discoloration and marks as shown, usual bumping and wear to extremities; lower protruding (yap) end of spine with nicks, upper end with slight loss. 22853589

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