De Luxe edition, with Dulac's Illustrations.
DULAC, Edward (illustrator). Edward FITZGERALD (translator). The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. London: Hodder And Stoughton, .
4to. Original fine cream vellum elaborately gilt to an Islamic design, top edge gilt, others uncut, decorated endpapers, complete, unusually with both the original ribbon ties and slipcase; pp. , printed throughout on handmade paper; with decorated title-page and 20 fine and glorious coloured plates mounted-at-large within elaborate gilt panels and behind captioned guards; an unusually fresh copy; the odd spot internally, else fine; ribbon ties a touch frayed to ends; externally clean and bright; internally near fine, with all the plates in fine condition; slipcase worn, with a litte fraying and rubbing, and repairs to splits; still unusul complete thus, with the vellum and contents so vibrant.
First edition de luxe illustrated by Dulac, limited to only 750 numbered copies signed by the artist. This copy number 129.
One of the most highly regarded editions of this classic love poem.