The Ill Fated Binding of ‘The Rubaiyat’ by Sangorski & Sutcliffe


In this video bookseller Ben Maggs shares with us the wonderfully tragic tale of the most valuable, luxurious, book bindings of all time. The story of these ill-fated bindings features gems, skulls and guest appearances from momentous historical moments including the Titanic!


Ben Maggs is an antiquarian book dealer who has worked for Maggs Bros. since 2013. Established in 1853 in London by Uriah Maggs, Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the world’s largest antiquarian booksellers.

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