Monday, April 6, 2009
...and its Treasure on the Garden throw
This is one of the pages in an old book that my husband once bought for .25c many years ago. The pages are not numbered.
It was a library discard from the Fort Frances Public Library. Stamped: DISCARD F.F.P.L.
This is the inside cover, with the library stamp at the top. The Fort Frances Library discarded a 1909 edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, illustrated by Willy Pogany (1882-1955). Pogany was an Hungarian American illustrator of fairy tales, children's books, ladies fashion, and magazine covers. Pogany also illustrated advertisements for consumer commodities like soap and rugs at the turn of the century when Orientalism was in high gear in the West.
Originally, this edition had 16 tipped-in illustrations, which means that the images were on separate sheets that were glued down onto the pages of the book. Three of the tipped-in illustrations are missing, having been stolen many years since from the pages of this library book by former borrowers ... you know who you are!