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Fig. 2. James’s illustration of verse 75 of the first edition of The Rubaiyat as it appeared in The Sketch, April 1st 1896, where it featured as the “frontispiece of the Menu Card of the Omar Khayyam Club.” It can be found in The Book of the Omar Khayyam Club (1910), p.54, and was for a dinner at Frascati’s on 27th March 1896. The illustration was also used to illustrate verses 100 and 101 of FitzGerald’s fourth edition in Smithers’ Fourteen Drawings (p.63) and as the Frontispiece of the Routledge photogravure edition of The Rubaiyat.



Fig. 3. James’s illustration of verse 20 of the third, fourth and fifth editions of The Rubaiyat as it appeared in The Sketch, September 2nd 1896. Like Fig.2, it served as a menu card for the Omar Khayyam Club. It can be found in The Book of the Omar Khayyam Club (1910), p.62, and was for a dinner at Frascati’s on 20th November 1896. Again like Fig.2, the illustration was also used in the Smithers edition (p.35) and as the illustration of verse 19 of FitzGerald’s first edition in the Routledge photogravure Rubaiyat.



Fig.4: James’s illustration of verse 12 of the third, fourth and fifth editions of The Rubaiyat as it appeared in The Sketch, December 23rd 1896. It never served as a menu card for the Omar Khayyam Club, but it was used in the Smithers edition (p.19) and as the illustration of verse 11 of FitzGerald’s first edition in the Routledge photogravure Rubaiyat.



Fig.5: The first of James’s illustrations of The Book of Ruth as it appeared in The Sketch for February 3rd 1897. It subsequently became the Frontispiece of the Routledge photogravure edition of The Books of Ruth and Esther published in 1905.

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