About the Book
For the first time a unique era in the publishing history of Edward FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is cataloged in, “The Golden Age of Rubáiyát Art, 1884-1913”. This profusely and beautifully illustrated series is divided into three volumes: I. The Illustrators, II. Popular Themes, III. The Decorators.
Volume III. The Decorators
-Several dozen page decorators and many illustrators are covered; many more than previously realized
-They decorated or embellished: Pages of verse, title pages, frontispieces, endpapers and book covers.
-161 pictures are included, most for the first time since their original publication over 100 years ago
-Charts and tables provide details about the artists
-Lots of new insights and information are included
-Printed on photo quality paper
Dan is a retired Biology professor (University of Toronto Mississauga) who has written over 130 research articles and written and edited several books. He is also a songwriter and avid book collector. Over the past three years he has been documenting the early history of art of Edward FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam which has culminated in the three volume set, “The Golden Age of Rubáiyát Art, 1884, 1913”. Considered by many to be a jack of all trades (which implies master of none), he simply finds all aspects of life interesting. His major failing in life is golf but his fairly good grasp of Elizabethan English helps his game a bit.