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O'Day, Danton

First Artists of the Rubaiyat : A Complete Illustrated Guide. Danton O'Day. Emeritus Press, 2022. vi, 212 p. ISBN: 979-8-21-032614-0

The book is a complete catalog of early artists of Edward FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and it offers a cornucopia of visual delights and discoveries. Hundreds of pictures by over 200 artists: photographs, oil paintings, watercolours, etchings, woodcuts, line drawings, calligraphy provide unique insight into the poetry and add beauty to one of the world’s most popular collections of verse. Many new artists are revealed with dozens of women artists identified.