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Sangorski & Sutcliffe Binding--
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY EDWARD FITZGERALD WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A.C. BENSON... REPRODUCED FROM A MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN AND ILLUMINATED BY F. SANGORSKI & G. SUTCLIFFE, SIEGLE, HILLS & CO., 1912
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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154
Sangorski & Sutcliffe Binding--
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY EDWARD FITZGERALD WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A.C. BENSON... REPRODUCED FROM A MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN AND ILLUMINATED BY F. SANGORSKI & G. SUTCLIFFE, SIEGLE, HILLS & CO., 1912
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Sangorski & Sutcliffe Binding--
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY EDWARD FITZGERALD WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A.C. BENSON... REPRODUCED FROM A MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN AND ILLUMINATED BY F. SANGORSKI & G. SUTCLIFFE, SIEGLE, HILLS & CO., 1912
Folio (333 x 248mm.), no. 12 of 550 copies printed on hand-made paper, signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, illustrations throughout, modern crushed green morocco richly gilt by J. Sangorski & G. Sutcliffe, upper and lower covers with a peacock in green, red and blue surrounded by foliate corner-pieces interspersed with dotted design, outer fillets enclosing border of leafy scrolls and arabesque designs, spines in six compartments, two lettered in gilt, the others with matching designs, top edge gilt, the others uncut, dark green morocco end-leaves and doublures decorated in blue, red, green and gilt with central arabesque enclosing title in gilt surrounded by leafy scroll design, preserved in matching quarter green morocco folding box
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Catalogue Note

A fine modern Sangorski binding, replicating one of their traditional designs for the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam".

Sangorski and Sutcliffe's interpretations of the Rubaiyat are of course justly famous. "The Great Omar", a legendary copy in an exquisite jewelled binding, was on its way to America when it sank with The Titanic in 1912. Francis Sangorski died later that year. A new version of that binding, in an oak casket by David Linley, was sold at Sotheby's on 13 July 2006 for £28,000.

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