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Another four booklets added to Bob Forrest’s Rubaiyat Artists series

July 12, 2022

Bob Forrest continues to publish additions to his excellent series of Rubaiyat Artists booklets. These pull together his research on particular artists who have illustrated the Rubaiyat and the editions of their work.  For more information on the first nineteen booklets in the series, follow the link at the end of this post.*

During the past year, Bob has produced another four booklets in this series, bringing the total available to twenty three.  The booklets have been distributed privately only, 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.20 Blanche McManus (1864/5-1935)

No.21 Marie Préaud Webb (1879-1964) 

No.22 Willy Pogany (1882-1955) and the Rubaiyat of 1942

No.23 Alan Tabor (1883-1957) and his illuminated Rubaiyat prints

All the booklets are 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,
  • John Rylands Library, Manchester.

If you can’t get to see this material at one of these libraries, the content is also available on Bob Forrest’s website http://www.bobforrestweb.co.uk/The_Rubaiyat/N_and_Q/ .

* For our posts on booklets 1-19, see https://omarkhayyamrubaiyat.wordpress.com/2021/10/29/additions-to-the-booklets-on-rubaiyat-artists/ and links from that post to earlier notes.

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