THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, Photographs by Adelaide Hanscom 1905

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Dodge Publishing, 1905

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With illuminated dedication page and 28 beautiful photogravure plates on tissue paper by Adelaide Hanscom (1876-1932). Negatives of these photos were destroyed in a studio fire in 1906.

This book was one of the first photographically illustrated literary works in the United States.  It is also believed to be the first to feature an image of the male nude.

Rebound, original beige cloth on front panel, faded with soiling. Internally very clean. Only marking is inscription stating, “May your life be as full of sweetness as is in this book” – Your Life Link.
A TRUE LANDMARK IN BOOK-ILLUSTRATION.

Cond: VG. Very clean. All tissue illustrations intact. Very nice.

$140

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