John Keats: Endymion: A Poetic Romance
BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John
London, Golden Cockerel Press.1947.
Limited edition, small folio, original pictorial white vellum, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with Cynthia Goddess of the Moon by Buckland Wright in gilt to covers, top edge gilt, others uncut, cloth slip-case. Number 77 of 100 specially-bound copies signed by the artist, from an edition limited to 500, wood-engraved illustrations. Buckland Wright took over four years to produce this work and it is considered to be his masterpiece. "His wood-engravings for this book have a romantic beauty that could hardly be surpassed and, as there are no less than 58 of them, they make a particularly sumptuous volume". (Reid in A Check List oh the Book Illustrations of John Buckland Wright). A near fine copy, with very light foxing to a couple of leaves but far less than usual. Cockalorum 175; Reid A47a