Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1931. Will Pogany. Hardcover. 129pp. Small quarto [26 cm] Red cloth covered boards with decorative gilt stamped titles and designs on the spine and front cover. The top edge of the text block has the publisher's red stain. With the original black and white box with silver and black printed paper title labels. The book is in very good condition. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet, and there is a bookseller's small label on the rear pastedown. The box is in very good condition. The paper has been rubbed away in numerous areas, and the underlying boards are exposed. There are a couple of 3/4" splits in the corner edges of the box. Item #36171
Illustrated by Willy Pogany. From the introduction- "Burton's 'Kasidah' is the only poetical work of its kind in the English language. It is not a creative translation like the 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam' by Fitzgerald, but a direct creation."