The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
Unknown Year Edgar Backus Anthony Rado Edition

A small, slim edition from Edgar Backus with the illustrations of Anthony Rado. The illustrations are intense and have an interesting sheen to them.

The cover of my copy is quite faded.

The Book Itself

The Poetry

Very economical use of space.

The Illustrations

I’m fond of the aesthetic and direction brought by Anthony Rado. It has its own vibrant, otherworldly air.

History/Information Sourcing

According to this website, Anthony Rado also illustrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This is assuming it’s the same Anthony Rado, of course.