The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
1942 David McKay Company Pogany Edition

This is another Rubaiyat with illustrations from Willy Pogany. These are far more…provocative than the others I have seen. Nude men and women abound. It was actually surprising some of the illustration choices for the poetry. It’s beautiful, but certainly interesting.

Asides from the Pogany illustrations, it is a rather plain copy at a glance.

But the illustrations are what makes it so notable for me. The first piece of art pictured has a person doing, well, it looks like dabbing to me. If I were a weaker individual, I would have made a meme of it. But I will not. Instead, I will just appreciate its existence.