A stunning Zaehnsdorf binding.
Fitzgerald, Edward; [Willy POGANY, illustrator]. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1930.
Large 4to., stunningly and elaborately bound by Zaehnsdorf in full green morocco, with gilt borders and cornerpieces, spine with five raised bands lettered and lined in gilt; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; with elaborate gilt turn-ins and green watered silk endpapers; with frontis and a further 11 mounted coloured plates; along with numerous black and white line illustrations throughout, including head and tail pieces; and numerous vignettes on gold paper; pp. [vi], 5-171, [ix]; many pages unopened; endpapers lightly offset; a beautiful example, otherwise, in a fine binding.
First trade edition. Pogány's illustrated edition was first published in 1909.