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RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM.
Sullivan, Edmund J. (Illustrator).

RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM.

Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Drawings by Edmund J. Sullivan. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1913.
1st Sullivan Ed. Sm. 4to. xv + [300]pp. Colour frontis., 75 plates. Upper hinge sprung after prelims., sm. tears to front f.e.p. at gutter hinge, discreet inscription to pastedown, some light browning, original gilt decorative red cloth, lightly soiled, light stain to tail of lower board, spine faded and sl. chipped, t.e.g. Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869–1933), usually known as E. J. Sullivan, British book illustrator who worked in a style which merged the British tradition of illustration from the 1860s with aspects of Art Nouveau. ON of his later bopoks the above first published in 1913 and in many subsequent editions. Here, among many fanciful and beautiful black-and-white drawings, he used images of skeletons and animated pots. One such skeleton image was appropriated by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley for a Grateful Dead poster in 1966, and album cover in 1971.
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