Endymion. A Poetic Romance.

London: for Taylor and Hessey, 1818.

Price: $8,500.00

About the item

First edition, first issue. ix, [3], 207 pp. Half-title with imprint on verso reading "Printed by T. Miller, Noble street, Cheapside," dedication leaf, single erratum on page [xi]. Lacking ads at end. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine gilt in six compartments, original lettering-piece laid down. Occasional light spotting, a clean copy. MacGillivray A2; Ashley III:13; Tinker 1419; Hayward 232 ; Tinker 1419. S.

Item #305352

First edition, first issue, of the second of only three lifetime publications by Keats, comprising his longest single sustained poem, famous for its opening line: “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”. This copy has the first issue imprint to the verso of the half-title “Printed by T. Miller, Noble Street, Cheapside” and the one-line erratum leaf.