London: Strangeways & Sons, 1910 and 1931. Limited edition. Hardcover. Two volumes of the Omar Khayyam Club of London, both limited editions. The first is number 147 of 181 copies; the second, number 17 of 125 copies. The first volume with the bookplate of James Russell McLaren.
The volumes contain verses dedicated to Omar Khayyam or Edward FitzGerald, who made the first English translation of The Rubaiyat, attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048–1131), the Persian poet. The first volume includes homages, elegies, membership and guest lists at club dinners & is illustrated with menu cards by a variety of artists. The second volume with menus, verses by E. V. Lucas, lists of officers, members and past presidents, and guests at club dinners. The London Club was founded on October 13, 1892 by Frederic Hudson, Clement Shorter and George Whale and still exists to this day.
4to, 220pp; 181pp; ills. Quarter cream cloth with gray boards. Titles in black at off white spine labels. Covers slt rubbed at corners. Internally very bright and fresh. Very good condition. Item #17889