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Chayyam, Omar Estances. Traducció de R. Vives Pastor. Calligraphic manuscript in Catalan language, written and drawn by D'Ivori (d.i. Joan Vila). With 17 watercolour pen-and-ink drawings (16 of them full-page). Barcelona, Mons Floris, 1947. 56 Bll. (4 of which white). 4°. Red-violet maroquin on 5 raised bands, gilt on the back and rosette-like ornamentation in leather inlays in the back panels, gilt lid border, V lid with large oriental horseman motif in leather inlays and gold embossing designed by D'Ivori, lid with rosette of the same type, standing and inner edges gilt. as well as floral patterned green silk attachments and head gold cut, in semi-maroque-style cover with gold-tooled RT title and in semi-maroque-style slipcase, signed: Emilio Brugalla Turmo. Splendid calligraphic manuscript in an impeccable master binding on strong handmade paper with masterly design in a stylized oriental style, which gives this selection of 30 epigrams by the Persian poet and scholar Omar Chayyam (1048-1131) an artistic expression. Each page with curved edging, various vignettes and decorative pieces in multicoloured inks. The watercolours, painted in the style of naïve painting, show typical scenes and motifs of Oriental miniatures. - Very nice copy.

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