29 JANUARY 1910, Page 46

Omar Khayyam. Presented by Willy Poginy. (George (I. Harrap and

Co. 10s. 6d. net.)—These illustrations are more vague and less Oriental in style than the last. Instead of print that can be read, the poem is "presented" to us in a weird species of writing which strives to distort the shape of Western letters into a feigned resemblance of those of Persia. The result is not par- ticularly decorative, and is irritating to read ; indeed, no one could read the poem in this book for the first time.