London and New York: John Lane, 1901. Herbert Cole. First John Lane / Ballantyne Press edition illustrated by Herbert Cole. Small quarto [25 cm] Decorated full vellum stamped in green and gilt. Top edge gilt. Other edges deckled. Silk ties partially present. The boards are a bit warped, as is usual with vellum boards. The pages are exceptionally bright. Potter 8. Very good. Item #60479
Edition de Luxe limited to 375 copies for England and America [350 of which are for sale]. Eight black and white illustrations on Japan paper, tissue guarded, tipped into hand moulded paper text. A rendering of Omar Khayyam's classic with very different and highly detailed illustrations in a very attractive vellum binding.