Endymion: A Poetic Romance
Special Collections PR4834 E7 1947
London: Golden Cockerel Press
The most famous S&S binding was known as the ‘Great Omar’– a copy of Omar Khayyám’s Rubáiyát. Commissioned by an American and taking two years to complete, the volume was heavily bejewelled and gilded and on completion it was sent to America on the Titanic. It has never been recovered. Sadly Sangorski drowned not long after the Titanic tragedy, and Sutcliffe carried on the business. After a stroke in 1936, his nephew Stanley Bray (1907-1995) took over. This volume of Keats’ Endymion was bound by S&S under Bray’s aegis in 1947. It is quarter-bound in white vellum with maroon coloured buckram on the covers; the spine title is in gold with gilt crescent moon and star, and cockerel motifs; the front cover is adorned with an imprint of Diana/Cynthia, as goddess of the moon, with a crescent moon in her hair and stars and planets surrounding her.
John Keats, “Endymion: A Poetic Romance,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7267.