The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
1909 Adam and Charles Black Gilbert James Edition

This 1909 edition from Adam and Charles Black is lovely. The cover is solid and ornate, the pages have a fantastic weight and color to them, the artwork of Gilbert James is sublime, and the type is spot on. Amazing condition for its age. I could see this being sold now. And I’d buy it!

There are quotes from the quatrains with art accompanying them sporadically throughout the book.

Update 09/2022: Updated the layout, tweaked copy, and added more pictures.

The Book Itself

Blank pages have a decoration on them, the same as what features next to the poetry itself.

The Poetry

The Illustrations