[SOLD] The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – 1909 illustrated edition

This is a first edition of a series of four illustrated versions of the Rubaiyat, by Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany (1882-1955).

Beautifully designed and produced, it features 24 tipped-in colour plates and lithographic printing by Vincent Day. The book was printed by Harrap & Co. in London.

Bound in the original limp brown suede with gilt stamping.

This original 1909 London edition is now relatively difficult to find. Later editions were published in the 1930s and 1940s by UK and US publishers.