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[RUBAIYAT]. VEDDER, Elihu, illustrator. –– FITZGERALD, Edward, translator. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. Folio (432 x 381 mm). Drawings and text are reproduced by Albertype process. 57 Art-Nouveau illustrated leaves by Elihu Vedder on Japanese paper and mounted on heavy wove paper. Original publisher’s full thick brown morocco by Riverside Press, elaborately stamped and tooled in gilt after a design by Vedder, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, broad gilt dentelle turn-ins, floral silk doublures and free endpapers (expertly refurbished covers with few professional repairs to spine ends, fore edge repair to front silk free endpaper). FIRST DELUXE LIMITED EDITION, number 18 of 100 copies SIGNED by Vedder on limitation page. Potter 201. This is the true first deluxe edition of Vedder’s interpretation and produced from the same text block that was used in Sangorski and Sutcliffe’s legendary (but tragic) jeweled binding, “The Great Omar”, that was bound for America aboard the Titanic. This edition sold out within six days making it truly a scarce title on the market.
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Final prices include buyers premium: $5,040.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
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