KEATS, John.

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

London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1820 Stock Code: 134735
£15,000.00

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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 to see his fame confirmed, this last collection is his greatest single volume, containing the magnificent series of odes on which his reputation now rests, as well as his longer narrative poems - two medieval romances: the chilling "Isabella or the Pot of Basil" and the gothic romance "The Eve of St Agnes"; and two mythological fantasies: the weird "Lamia" and the ambitious, Miltonic fragment "Hyperion".

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Description

Duodecimo (180 x 105 mm). Original boards with brown spine and blue sides, printed title label to spine. Housed in a custom blue morocco-backed slipcase and chemise.

Illustrations

With the half-title and publisher's advertisement leaf, and the 6-page publisher's catalogue to the rear, the latest date being June 1820.

Condition

Early pencil ownership inscrption (P. Jones) and three later collectors' bookplates to front endpapers (Charles B. Foote, John Gribbel, and William H. Painter). Some minor loss at spine ends and general wear to extremities, some light creasing and one slight crack down spine with the label a little worn affecting some letters of "Isabella", joints very discreetly repaired, some marking and stains to boards, some light spotting within but generally clean, overall a very good copy.

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