The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
1934 Doubleday, Doran & Company Edition

This 1934 Dulac-Doran edition cover is dark, but the spine pops with its gold embellishments. The gold theme comes across in the fly leaf too.

If you compare this edition with this green edition, you’ll notice that the flyleafs are similar. The gold one is basically a color swapped inversion of the blue one seen inside the green-covered edition. The interior is pretty similar as well with the artwork choices and the poetry itself. You can see that I took pictures of the same artwork between them!

You’ll also notice that both of the publishers have Doran included in them, but are fundamentally different. The other one is just ‘George H. Doran Company’, whereas this is ‘Doubleday, Doran & Company’. This is because of the history of Doubleday & Doran and their merging. Makes sense given the name! I didn’t know this history when I wrote up the other edition, but I do now. See here for sources that helped me determine this.

Update 06/2023: Updated the layout, added pictures, and tweaked page copy.

The Book Itself

The Poetry

The Illustrations