First edition, first issue. The present 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, as well as the tipped-in 5-line errata slip. 8vo. ix, , 207pp. Handsomely rebound in full, dark-blue leather w/blind stamped borders on front and rear covers. Spine has five raised bands, black leather labels, and gilt detailing. New endpapers. Lacking the five pages of advertisements at the rear. There is a faint trace of an ownership inscription on the half-title. Half-title and last page are tanned, otherwise in remarkable condition throughout. Near-fine. Endymion was 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”.
KEATS, John, Endymion, Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1818
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