First edition with René Bull illustrations. Publisher's original light brown cloth decorated in blue, red and dark brown to the upper board, with title in gilt to the spine. Illustrated with 10 full page tipped in colour plates, 19 mounted colour vignettes and many further illustrations and decorative borders throughout by René Bull. Tissue guard to the frontispiece, as issued. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with a little bumping and light rubbing at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and all of the plates in fine condition, without creasing. There is some light spotting to the margins otherwise the pages are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.
A beautifully illustrated Rubáiyát. This copy in a presumed later state with an identical number of illustrations but the binding without gilt decoration to the upper board, and the contents with a captioned tissue guard to the frontispiece only.
Stock code: 20416