Kwatrijnen van [Rubáiyát of] Omar Khayyám.

(Buckland Wright.) PONTICUS (Translator)

Kwatrijnen van [Rubáiyát of] Omar Khayyám.

Illustraties van John Buckland Wright.

Description: 79/500 COPIES (from an edition of 525 copies), printed in black and red with asterisk decoration at head of text in blue, 11 collotype reproductions of the artist's copper engravings for the Golden Cockerel Rubáiyát, a few faint spots throughout (most pronounced to opening pages), pp. [27], royal 8vo, original blue-grey wrappers printed in red to front,sunned around head and to backstrip, the latter chipped at head, a little nicked and creased to overhanging edges with a few faint spots, contemporary Dutch ownership inscription to flyleaf, good

Publication Details: Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 1944

Notes: A war-time production by the Dutch Resistance movement; the quality and nature of the production pleased the artist greatly, but found less favour with Christopher Sandford of the Golden Cockerel Press from whose 1938 edition the images had been pirated. The translation of the quatrains into Dutch was done pseudonymously by H.W.J.M. Keuls.

Bibliography: (Reid A42a)

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Price: £175

Subject: Modern Illustrated

Published Date: 1944

Stock Number: 66495

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