Provenance: "Mr ?E. Woodhouse, 2 Feb, 1821, Gower Street" (inscription on front free endpaper); monogram stamped on front pastedown; a few annotations." /> KEATS, John (1795-1821). <I>Endymion: A Poetic Romance</I>. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. 8°. Half title with imprint "T. Miller, Printer, Noble street, Cheapside" on verso, 5-line errata leaf, interleaved throughout (occasional light spotting and staining). Contemporary diced calf gilt, spine decorated and lettered in gilt (rebacked and repaired preserving old spine), modern cloth box. <I>Provenance</I>: "Mr ?E. Woodhouse, 2 Feb, 1821, Gower Street" (inscription on front free endpaper); monogram stamped on front pastedown; a few annotations. | Christie's
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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 141

    KEATS, John (1795-1821). Endymion: A Poetic Romance. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. 8°. Half title with imprint "T. Miller, Printer, Noble street, Cheapside" on verso, 5-line errata leaf, interleaved throughout (occasional light spotting and staining). Contemporary diced calf gilt, spine decorated and lettered in gilt (rebacked and repaired preserving old spine), modern cloth box. Provenance: "Mr ?E. Woodhouse, 2 Feb, 1821, Gower Street" (inscription on front free endpaper); monogram stamped on front pastedown; a few annotations.

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    KEATS, John (1795-1821). Endymion: A Poetic Romance. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. 8°. Half title with imprint "T. Miller, Printer, Noble street, Cheapside" on verso, 5-line errata leaf, interleaved throughout (occasional light spotting and staining). Contemporary diced calf gilt, spine decorated and lettered in gilt (rebacked and repaired preserving old spine), modern cloth box. Provenance: "Mr ?E. Woodhouse, 2 Feb, 1821, Gower Street" (inscription on front free endpaper); monogram stamped on front pastedown; a few annotations.

    FIRST EDITION. On one of the first interleaved pages a 9-line poem in a contemporary hand, presumably written on the occasion of Keats' death, starts: "He read and dream'd of young Enydmion/Till his romantic fancy drank its fill..." Keats was a close friend of the Woodhouse family. Hayward 232; Lowndes III, 1255; MacGillibray A2; Sterling 522; Tinker 1419.


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