Illustriert, Literatur, Philosophie, Poesie - Anzahl: 1
|Ausgabe:||Erstausgabe in diesem Format|
|Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Exemplar):||1913|
|Autor/ Illustrator:||René Bull (illustrator); Edward Fitzgerald|
|Buchtitel:||Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam|
|Anzahl der Bücher:||1|
|Verlag:||Hodder and Stoughton, London|
|Thema:||Illustriert, Literatur, Philosophie, Poesie|
Publisher’s elaborately gilt pictorial russet-brown cloth with blue borders decorated in gilt, spine decoratively lettered in gilt, top edges russet, 10 tipped-in colour plates on heavy stock within gilt-printed frames with captioned tissue guards, 19 smaller mounted colour plates, numerous line drawings and decorations (printed in blue), decorative title page in gilt, blue and black, 79 unpaginated leaves (printed on one side only), 28.3 x 21.7 cm.
First René Bull trade edition, 1913 (undated). Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.
Among the most glorious illustrated books from the early 1900s – the era of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Kay Nielsen – this wonderful deluxe edition of the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ features 10 magnificent colour plates with gilt-decorated mounts and tissue guards, plus numerous smaller colour illustrations and line drawings by the Golden Age artist René Bull (1872-1942).
Bull’s book was an immediate success. A contemporary review noted: “In its binding of peculiar beauty this latest Omar is a triumph of charm and intuition.” The ‘Bookman’ reviewer described the book as having “caught in these remarkable paintings the spirit and atmosphere of Fitzgerald’s immortal adaptation; the glowing imagination, the sombre occultism, the mystery and Oriental magnificence of the poem are sensitively and glamorously expressed in this beautiful, ornately decorative work.”
A cartoonist, illustrator and photographer, Bull was born in Ireland to a French mother and an English father. He went to Paris initially to study engineering, but embarked on an artistic career after meeting and taking drawing lessons from the French satirist and political cartoonist Caran d’Ache. As a book illustrator, he is best known for his deluxe gift editions of the ‘Arabian Nights’ (1912) and the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ (1913).
Contents very clean, with occasional creasing, some bumping to corners. Text pages with foxing throughout: mostly light, heaviest at front and back of book (colour plates, mounts and title leaf not affected). A few hinges pulling slightly. Tissue guards with usual pale offsetting from plates, a little creasing. Endpapers with usual foxing/offsetting; front endpaper hinge with small tear to head and foot. Edges of page block with a little scratching; fore and lower edges with foxing. Binding slightly loose, a little splayed. Boards and spine with discoloration and marks as shown, bleaching to edges, rubbing/dulling to gilt, usual bumping, rubbing and wear to extremities; cloth worn through slightly to corners, and with small tears to head and foot of spine (with small glue repairs).
|Anzahl der Bewertungen:||52|
|Mitglied seit:||27. Juli 2014|
as usual with this seller: book as described, well packed and quick shipping
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