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KEATS, John.

Rare books by John Keats, including first edition, signed first edition, and copies in fine bindings of Three Odes, and handsome sets of his collected works.

Regularly stocked editions of Keats’ works include the first Scottish Edition, the Memorial Edition of the collected works, and the Hamstead Edition of The Poetical Works and Other Writings.

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  1. Poems.
    KEATS, John. Poems.

    London : 1817

    First edition of Keats's first book, in the original boards. Poems was published on 3 March 1817 by Charles and James Ollier, who were already publishing Shelley. The first of a mere three lifetime publications, it is a work of mainly youthful promise - Keats had appeared for the first time in print less than a year earlier, with a poem in the radical... Learn More

    Stock Code: 113377

  2. Endymion: A Poetic Romance.
    KEATS, John. Endymion: A Poetic Romance.

    London : 1818

    First edition, very scarce first issue unrestored in original boards. Endymion was the second of only three lifetime publications by Keats, comprising his longest single sustained poem, famous for its opening line: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever". This copy has the first issue imprint to the verso of the half-title "Printed by T. Miller, Noble... Learn More

    Stock Code: 134729

  3. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other poems.
    KEATS, John. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other poems.

    London : 1820

    First edition of Keats's third and final book, a very scarce example in the original boards with spine and title label intact. This was the last book published in Keats's lifetime, about which he had "low hopes, though not spirits this shall be my last trial; not succeeding, I shall try what I can do in the apothecary line". Though Keats did not live... Learn More

    Stock Code: 134735

  4. Sonnets.
    KEATS, John. Sonnets.

    [c. 1900]

    An attractive arts and crafts edition of 54 of Keats's poems. This edition has no colophon to suggest a publisher; however, it is printed on paper watermarked "J. Whatman 1899" and "1900". Ten other such copies with the same watermarks have been traced institutionally. Learn More

    Stock Code: 139808

  5. John Keats.
    (KEATS, John.) LOWELL, Amy. John Keats.

    Boston and New York : 1925

    A handsome set of this biography of John Keats. The poet and critic Amy Lowell (1874-1925), began this "momentous" (ANB) biography following a lecture she delivered at Yale celebrating the 100th anniversary of Keats's birth. "The lecture stimulated her to write the book, which minutely examines Keats's life and corrects some long-standing misconceptions... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139474

  6. The Poetical Works and Other Writings.
    KEATS, John. The Poetical Works and Other Writings.

    New York : 1938

    The Hampstead edition, the best collected edition of Keats's works and a very handsomely bound set. Learn More

    Stock Code: 68671

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