London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. First Edition. Hard Cover. Item #08096
With first issue points of the imprint on verso of half-title "Printed by T. Miller, Noble Street, Cheapside" and with the 5 line errata slip, which was printed before publication and is also present in later issue copies. Bound without the one-line errata and without the 4 pages of ads. Bound in a spectacular Zaehnsdorf binding, dated 1900; octavo, full olive levant morocco, with elaborate gilt tooled fanfare pattern of pointille ornamentation and azured leaf sprays within and around geometrical compartments formed by interlaced triple fillets; with label, head and tail bands and border on the sides of inlaid dark crimson morocco; doublures and linings of dark olive levant morocco; top edges gilt; by Zaehnsdorf, 1900. Cloth dust cover and slipcase. Association copy, belonging to Sir John Duke Coleridge, Lord Chief Justice of England, a relative of the poet, inscribed by him on the half-title, thus: "J. D. Coleridge Eton Coll. April, 1837." Endymion was written, when the poet was just 21 years old.