29 JANUARY 1910, Page 46

Omar Khayycim. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. (Hodder and Stoughton. 15s.

net.)—Mr. Dula° has gone to Persian painting for many details and tricks of style, but he is able to use these for his own purposes. The most successful application of the Persian view of landscape is to be found in the drawing illus- trating the first quatrain. In this there is charm in the little hill town with its domes and Sultan's turret. But by far the most imaginative drawing is the one that has least of the borrowed style in it. It is illustrative of the twenty-second quatrain, and shows a landscape touched with poetry. The dark trees against the sky are beautiful in pattern, and the veiled figure enhances the effect of the mysterious twilight. The text, like the two editions just noticed, is that of FitzGerald, but of a later edition, though not the one which contains his last revisions.