The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám as Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald
28 full page sepia-tone collotype photographs by Adelaide Hanscom. 212 pp. Printed recto only. 1 vols. 4to (10.5 x 7.75 inches)
by Kháyyám, Omar
New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1905. Oriental Edition. Text of the Fourth Edition. 28 full page sepia-tone collotype photographs by Adelaide Hanscom. 212 pp. Printed recto only. 1 vols. 4to (10.5 x 7.75 inches). Off-white buckram with colored lettering and decoration. Boards lightly soiled, inner front hinge split, else Very Good, in openfaced slipcase. Hanscon, Adelaide. Oriental Edition. Text of the Fourth Edition. 28 full page sepia-tone collotype photographs by Adelaide Hanscom. 212 pp. Printed recto only. 1 vols. 4to (10.5 x 7.75 inches). A LANDMARK IN BOOK-ILLUSTRATION: HANSCOM'S PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE RUBAIYAT. Brilliant photographically illustrated edition of Fitzgerald's esteemed translation of the Rubaiyat, with ornamental page-borders and 28 photogravures on tissue by Adelaide Hanscom, pioneer in the use of photographs for the illustration of books. Adelaide Hanscom's marvelous photographs for the Rubaiyat are in keeping with the "pictorialist" tradition of photography. Hanscom achieved her luminous and visionary style through sophisticated techniques and her reputation was secured by her groundbreaking photographic illustrations for this 1905 Rubaiyat, one of the first American books to use photography for fine art illustration. Potter 258
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