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

This 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. Below are links to sources that helped enlighten me and will hopefully enlighten you on the history of Doubleday & Doran and the merging: