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Endymion: A Poetic Romance
London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1818. First edition, second issue (with the printer's imprint T. Miller, Printer, Noble street, Cheapside); inserted five-line errata. Half-title present; single line errata on a6r; bound without advertisement leaves. ix, [3], 207, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth century quarter tan polished calf and green marbled paper over boards. Rebacked, ffep detached, some light foxing, generally a clean copy, very good overall. Half morocco slipcase. '... a joy forever' : First Edition of Keats' Endymion Attractive copy of Keats' second book, his immortal poem whose first line is "A thing of beauty is a joy forever ..." So savage and malevolent were the reviews of this poem by Blackwoods and the Quarterly ("Lockhart found it exquisitely funny that an apothecary, a fellow who confessedly knew no Greek, who had to read Homer in a translation, should venture on a classic theme" - MacGillivray), that Keats' supporters thereafter blamed the reviewers for Keats' early death. MacGillivray 2
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