Lot 194 of 443:
Sangorski & Sutcliffe's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author:
Omar Khayyam

Place:
London

Publisher:
Siegle, Hill & Co.

Date:
[c. 1911]

Description:

Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Introduction by A.C. Benson. Reproduced in colors from a manuscript written and illuminated by Francis Sangorski & George Sutcliffe. (Small folio) 30.6x22.5 cm. (12x9"), original tan cloth with elaborate gilt peacock design on front, spine gilt, top edge gilt.

Sangorski and Sutcliffe's interpretations of the Rubaiyat are justly famous and among their most important work. "The Great Omar", a nearly legendary copy in an exquisite jewelled binding, was on its way to America when it sunk with the Titanic in 1912. Francis Sangorski died later that year.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine slightly sunned, some soiling to cloth; front hinges cracked or starting, binding shaken,


 
Item number:
301440
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