London: H.S. Nichols, 1898.
Second edition, limited to 1000 copies, carefully revised and considerably enlarged. Tall 8vo. [xii], xlii, 320p. Frontispiece in red, black and white and decorative title also in red and black by Ella Hallward. The facsimile of the original manuscript is printed on coated paper on the rectos only. The text of the Rubaiyat is printed on the rectos with an image of the manuscript page and its transcription in Persian and translation in English, the facing versos with notes. Bound in original publisher's white cloth, t.e.g., the spine with titles in gilt script, the covers with the title in gilt in Persian with gilt border frames and large corner ornaments in gilt and gray-green. Slightest rub to crown, ink inscription. Uncommonly fine and bright condition. Item #21052
An important and scholarly Rubaiyat in excellent condition. Rarely found thus in this fragile cloth