Endymion. A Poetic Romance by John Keats. by GOLDEN COCKEREL…

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‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ - one of only 100 special copies

~ Endymion. A Poetic Romance by John Keats.

London Golden Cockerel Press 1947

58 wood-engravings by John Buckland-Wright. No. 9 of 100 special copies. Tall 4to., voriginal full white vellum over boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt, image of Cynthia, the Moon Goddess, amongst the stars and planets by Buckland Wright in gilt on both sides, top edge gilt, others uncut. A very bright, unusually fresh copy. Housed in the original green slipcase which has a little wear but has done its job.

Endymion in a quest for ideal beauty, explores woods and glades, the underworld, the depths of the sea and then the skies where he finds the ultimate object of ideal beauty in Cynthia, goddess of the moon. Buckland Wright upholds the romance and “maintained ectasy” of Keats’s great poem in his seemingly constant stream of passionate wood-engravings.
A rare special edition of one of the great Buckland Wright books.

Reid A47a, Cockalorum, 175
Stock ref: 11043
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