IXION IN HEAVEN and ENDYMION. Benjamin Disraeli, William Edmonstoune Aytoun.
IXION IN HEAVEN and ENDYMION.
IXION IN HEAVEN and ENDYMION.

IXION IN HEAVEN and ENDYMION.

Disraeli's skit and Aytoun's burlesque. Pp. x+76(last blank), title page vignette; qr. black buckram, spine lettered in gilt, marbled papered boards, edges slightly faded and rubbed, the bottom fore-corners bruised; The Scholartis Press, London, 1927. Edition limited to 525 numbered copies. Nineteenth century Highways and Byways No. 1. Ransom, Private Presses and their Books C:1; and Selective Checklists, (The Curwen Press) p. 352. * Printed at the Curwen Press. Disraeli's political satire Ixion in Heaven first appeared in two parts in The New Monthly, 1832-33. In his Prefatory Note to the present edition, Eric Partridge suggests the identity of some of the characters: 'it is almost certain that Apollo bears a resemblance to Byron, Jupiter to George IV' [p. vii]. The Scottish lawyer and poet William Edmonstoune Aytoun (1813-1865), published his own burlesque on Disraeli's piece, Endymion, Or A Family Party of Olympus, in 1842. Item #135979

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