The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Edward FitzGerald, Carol Schwartzott Schwartzott, book artist.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Freeville, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 2007. Hard Cover. Number 24 of 25 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. This is a particularly beautiful version of the famous Rubaiyat. In her artist's statement Schwartzott writes that as a collector of Rubaiyats she began to toy with creating her own version in 2006. "The book is divided into seven segments, each separated by a divider of hand-marbled Japanese paper. The first contains the title page and introduction and the last an artist's statement, bibliography and colophon. The remaining five are dedicated to the seventy-five quatrains of FitzGerald's first edition. Each contains a vellum window, reminiscent of a Persian archway that opens to reveal my version of a miniature painting." Bound in light blue Japanese cloth with an intricate wood cut out to front board. The pristine interior was laser printed with archival ink onto Mohawk Via vellum and Moab Entrada paper. The prints were then finished with color pencil, paint, gold and silver leaf. Housed in clamshell box covered in the same cloth as the book. In fine condition. Unpaginated. ARTB/120219. Fine.

Item #33691

Price: $725.00