Needham, MA: Rosemary Press, nd. [c.1916]. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Dedicated to the CHILE CLUB a group of congenial souls, generous, self sacrificing; truly American; therefore chivalrous lovers of their wives." "One of the Chile Club edition privately printed."
Printed by the Rosemary Press of George W. and Winthrop M. Southworth for the members of the Chilean Club. Among the most scarce of the many miniature Rubaiyats. Bradbury lists 8 variants of the Rosemary Rubaiyats. [Bradbury, Rosemary Press 6] The proprietors of the Rosemary Press were both members of the Omar Khayyam Club of America, and they issued at least eight miniature editions of the Rubaiyat between 1916 and 1921 for various clubs and societies. Each were bound uniquely and in varying numbers. This edition is among the hardest to secure and the most wonderfully bound. Near Fine in Near Fine Archival Box[es]. Minimal shelf/edge wear, slight toning to gilt as spine of drop spine box, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Bound in red, white, and blue forming a Chilean flag; custom book shaped box in full blue morocco, richly decorated with gilting, recessed box for book with ribbon lift; red leather slipcase with gilt lettering; printed on rectos only. 24x70mm [box 12mo]. , 101, pp. Signed binding by Rose Bindery of Boston. Item #10003