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Lot 92: Stories from The Arabian Nights,

Important Books & Manuscripts

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

November 12, 2015

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Retold by Laurence Housman, number 149 of 350 copies signed by the artist , title-vignettes in orange and 50 colour plates by Arthur Rackham mounted on thick green paper, captioned tissue guards, contemporary ink inscription on half-title, light spotting to title and guards, one plate loose, original decorated vellum, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, ties renewed, slightly soiled, small stab-holes to spine, modern cloth slip-case, 1907 § Fitzgerald (Edward, translator ) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, number 99 of 750 copies for England signed by the artist , etched frontispiece by Willy Pogány signed in pencil, decorative title, 12 tipped-in colour plates and plain illustrations & decorations by Pogány, some mounted, original turquoise morocco with gilt and colour ornament on upper cover, t.e.g., others uncut, spine faded, 1930, 4to (2) Please note, that is lot has been catalogued as being illustrated by Arthur Rackam, the lot is in fact illustrated by Edmund Dulac.

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