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Twentieth century English binding by Stanley Bray. Lower doublure of turquoise goatskin with onlays and tooled in gold to a design featuring skulls and poppies. Image taken from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the astronomer-poet of Persia, rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder.. Originally published in Boston Mass. Houghton, Mifflin & Co, 1884. Illustrated by Francis Sangorski.
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