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More booklets on Rubaiyat Artists from Bob Forrest

May 16, 2019

In earlier posts, we have drawn attention of Bob Forrest’s excellent series of booklets which pull together his research on particular artists who have illustrated the Rubaiyat and the editions of their work.  For more information on the first six booklets in the series, see the links at the end of this post.*

Now Bob has produced another three booklets in this series.  These have only been distributed privately, but copies have been given to the main legal deposit libraries and some other libraries in the UK and can be consulted through them.  The new booklets available are as follows.

No.7  Augustus John (1878-1961) and the Romany Rubaiyat of John Sampson (1862-1931)

No.8  Fred Adlington (1886-1931)

No.9  Frank Chesworth (1867-1906) and the “Clarion” series of Omar Khayyam postcards.

The booklets are all very well produced, with many illustrations in colour as well as black and white.  They can be accessed via the following UK libraries.

·         the British Library,

·         the National Library of Scotland,

·         the National Library of Wales,

·         the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford,

·         the University Library, Cambridge,

·         the Library of Trinity College, Dublin,

·         the National Art Library, London,

·         the Library of the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

If you can’t get to see this material at one of these libraries, the content is still available on Bob Forrest’s website .

* For our post on booklets 1-5, see

For our post on booklet 6, see

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Shannon D Mitchell permalink
    October 23, 2020 8:24 pm

    do you have a contact email for Bob Forrest? I am researching Isabel Hawxhurst Hall’s artwork and would like to send some images to him in hopes of identifying her as the artist. Thank you!

    • October 23, 2020 9:24 pm

      Thanks for getting in touch. We’ll forward your query to Bob and leave him to reply.


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