[Binding, Fine- Stunning Inlaid Binding by Thomas W. Best, Co-Owner of the Harcourt Bindery, ca 1919] Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
New York: The Hubbell Publishing Company, .
First Edition Thus. Exquisite signed inlaid binding by Thomas W. Best, co-owner of the Harcourt Bindery, and stamp-signed top left of free fly. Full, rich dark green crushed morocco heavily gilt stamped in near all-over stipple and vine work, with a gorgeous central diamond-shaped design with a blossom in the center, on both covers and spine, including red inlaid nailhead ornaments. The doublures richly inlaid with many morocco colored inlays (light brown and green) forming a pleasing panel of design work, and with the front containing the following in gilt: "To Uncle Perry, to Commemorate His Visit to Newton Centre, Mass, 1919, Kathleen and Junior." Rich silk moire endleaves. Illustrated with color plates by Gilbert James. A gorgeous binding, extremely scarce Thomas Best binding of this quality. Signed with stamp upper left on free flyleaf. Near fine with slight nick top of spine.
Price: $3,500.00 Item #6223