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Yet more on Cecil G Trew and her illustrated Rubaiyat

Bob Forrest has sent us a copy of the second Trew illustration for quatrain 17 of FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat, fourth edition.  This comes from of copy of Trew’s Reveries, in the UCLA Library.  63 more words

Identifying and repairing copies of the Rubaiyat

In a comment on the previous post. bomkampt8 asks for advice on repairing and identifying a copy of the Rubaiyat.  Specifically he asks the following: 229 more words

More on Cecil G Trew and her illustrated Rubaiyat

Joe Howard has kindly provided the following images and comments to add to the discussion about the Trew Rubaiyat, initiated by Bob Forrest and Douglas Taylor – see previous post for the full discussion. 178 more words

Cecil G Trew and ‘Reveries of Omar Khayyam’

Bob Forrest and Douglas Taylor have been studying an unusual illustrated edition of quatrains from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. They have put together a fascinating picture of the edition and its illustrator, but there are still outstanding questions. 521 more words


I wasn’t going to do another one from the bookshelf tonight – one a week is enough. But sometimes enough is not enow, and one who floats on the waves of words and images must live in the now. 419 more words

Word Tasting Notes

Past and Present : A Rubai'yat

Roses, crushed roses in runlets fallen

Ghosts of past,- and nothing of attar remain;

Tears run unabashed along fair cheeks

Dipped from an inkwell of heart that is plain.


Benny Thomas

Luring me back to cancel half a line

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Personal Space.”

To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers?
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