GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. YUNGE BATEMAN, John. FITZGERALD, Edward. ~ The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
No. 45 of 75 special copies with an extra set of 9 plates, including two not printed in the book. 7 gently erotic collotypes by John Yunge Bateman in the book, plus an extra loose set with two additional plates not in the book. Printed in Caslon Old Face on mould-made paper. Tall thin 4to, original full rich wine-red morocco with design by Yunge Bateman blocked in gilt on the upper covers, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, the extra set of prints are in a claret cloth chemise, all housed in the original claret cloth covered slipcase. A very good, bright copy with only very mild darkening to the very bottom edge and some mild offset from the turn-ins.
A luxuriously produced volume complementing Yunge Bateman’s somewhat pneumatic illustrations.