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.
KEATS, John. Poems.
London : 1817First 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£47,500.00
Stock Code: 113377
KEATS, John. Endymion: A Poetic Romance.
London : 1818First 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£12,500.00
Stock Code: 134729
KEATS, John. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other poems.
London : 1820First 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£15,000.00
Stock Code: 134735
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£675.00
Stock Code: 139808
(KEATS, John.) LOWELL, Amy. John Keats.
Boston and New York : 1925A 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£225.00
Stock Code: 139474