London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Hardcover. Scarce volume of 14 drawings by Gilbert James, (1895-1926) British artist and illustrator whose illustrations for the Rubaiyat were first published separately, in black and white, mainly in the periodical 'The Sketch' (1896 - 1898).
4to, 62pp, printed errata slip (the publisher's permission to reprint the stanzas) included at p5, publisher's ads . Printed on glossy paper. Publisher's gray gilt decorative cloth boards, with Art Nouveau inspired gilt illustrations on the boards & spine. A bit creased at upper spine end, slt. rubbed at bottom. Gently rubbed at spine ends, spine a little darkened, a small faded spot at rear board. An early clipped printed catalog description tipped onto the ffe; some pencil annotations at the contents page listing the issue in which each illustration appeared. Very clean and bright text block, the plates bright and without foxing. Potter 391. OCLC: 57414358. Very good condition. Item #22494