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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The first woman to make bookbinding a career. English, 1901. Sarah Prideaux (1853–1933). Dark blue goatskin with a quatrefoil centre-piece, each part with three lilies, and leaves as cornerpieces. Sarah Prideaux, educated at Cambridge, became involved in binding in the 1880s, training at the commercial binderies of Zaehnsdorf (London) and Gruel (Paris). She employed a French finisher, Lucian Broca…