Rubáiyát of Omar Kháyyám
Paris: L' Edition d'Art - H. Piazza & Cie, 1910. Deluxe Edition in French, printed on Japan paper, # 224 of 300, signed by Edmond Dulac. Book is in a very good condition. In protective glassine covering, and within original decorative card slipcase.
Unpaginated. 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½ inches). 20 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, each with its original captioned tissue-guard. Translated in to French by Edmond Dulac, from Fitzgerald's 1859 translation - Persian to English - of a selection of quatrains attributed to Omar Kháyyám; "The Astronomer Poet of Persia".
Condition: Glassine cover is torn at top and bottom of spine. Spine itself also has a small tear. Appears to be from being put into accompanying slipcase. Slipcase has been bumped on the corners. Book is weak at front hinge.