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A query about another fine Rubaiyat manuscript

November 14, 2017

Blog reader Fred Diba has posed the following query about another finely bound Rubaiyat manuscript

Can someone give me more information on the chronology of the Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding, which can be found in the Philadelphia Free LIbrary , as on this link: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/A-November-Peek-into-the-Rare-Book-Department-at-the-Free-Library.html

How many of this binding were made? Dates?

Checking up on the link given yields the information that this volume was produced for the Grolier Club (then Society).  The image, copied here, certainly shows a very fine binding, and it sounds to us as though this was another one-off production?  We wonder whether the archives either of the Grolier Club or of Shepherds (the firm that took over Sangorski and Sutcliffe) might yield some useful information.  Please comment below if you can add anything further.

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