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Forrest, Bob

Augustus John (1878-1961) and the Romany Rubaiyat of John Sampson (1862-1931). Bob Forrest. Manchester : [Bob Forrest], 2018. 17 pages, 6 pages of plates : illustrations (some in colour) ; 30 cm.
Rubaiyat Artists No. 7.

A provisional account of the life and work of Stirling, who illustrated both the enigmatic, opium–related, Lotus Library Rubaiyat in 1918, and the rather more orthodox, wine–related, Malay Rubaiyat of A.W. Hamilton in 1932. The later book was published openly bearing his name, but the earlier one bore only his initials in monogrammed form, which, intentionally or otherwise, hid his identity for many years.

Online available in the Notes and Queries Index