Here is a beautiful red suede Roycroft edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam book, a 1900 limited edition, #78 of 1000. This is the Rubaiyat with calligraphic letters throughout and a winding grapevine pattern. About 9″ x 6″ in size. What makes this book especially interesting is that it was apparently illumined by a man–John Juenker–Roycroft illuminators were almost always women.
The book is in excellent condition–suede cover is intact and still vivid, without tears or stains. Front hinge is partially cracked, but binding is tight, French-folded pages are clean without writing or tears, silk bookmark is still attached. A lovely copy overall. This is actually a rather hard Rubaiyat edition to find in this condition and if it doesn’t sell, I’ll happily keep it in my own collection. A beautiful Roycroft find!