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More on Cecil G Trew and her illustrated Rubaiyat

November 11, 2015

Joe Howard has kindly provided the following images and comments to add to the discussion about the Trew Rubaiyat, initiated by Bob Forrest and Douglas Taylor – see previous post for the full discussion.

omar drew 72(1)  This is the first illustrated leaf of my portfolio. Unlike Bob’s, it has no text.









JH Copy Trew(2)  This is the cover of my portfolio, it has a different title from Bob’s copy. In addition the quotation, while the same, has a different font and layout. This is a poor photograph. The printing is much better (brighter and more uniform gilt) on the original. If needed, I will take another.








JH Trew No 17(3)  This is my image No 17. Bob wanted to see it so he could send me the other version of the image that has this verse.






Drew Rubaiyat Auction








(4)  I found this on the internet and noted two things (a) there is no text on the portfolio cover and (b) The description of the portfolio says it has 25 illustrations with associated verses. This compares with the quotation from a contemporary review that I posted, which said that in “The Reverie…..” there were just 24 illustrations with verses on them.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2015 6:01 pm

    to any interested parties….i am still in need to find a place that will restore or at the very least determine what years edition i have of the omar khayyam rubaiyat. also the front is fading,peeling badly over the years and i cannot make out the image of the front cover. if anyone knows of a place that can delicately restore my edition, i would greatly appreciate it. any response is helpful. i tried doing this same thing once before on this site, and got no answer at all. thank you for your time.

  2. November 12, 2015 10:04 am

    We’ll respond to this shortly in a separate post as the comment is on a rather different topic, and one that is of more general interest. S&B.


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