London, South Kensington
8 June 2004
KEATS, John (1795-1821). Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other poems, London: by Thomas Davis for Taylor and Hessey, 1820. 12° (167 x 97mm). Half title, advertisement leaf dated June 26 1820. (One short marginal tear repaired, some very light marginal spotting and browning.) Finely-bound in 19th-century green morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, top edges gilt (joints very lightly rubbed). Provenance: Albert B. Perlman (booklabel).
FIRST EDITION IN A FINE BINDING BY SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE. The poet's third and last book, comprising most of his efforts since Endymion and containing, besides the poems named in the title, many of his best-known verses. These include three of the four great odes: "Ode to a Nightingale", "Ode on Melancholy", and "Ode on a Grecian Urn" in addition to "To Autumn", "Lines on the Mermaid" and, as the final work, the unfinished "Hyperion, a fragment". Ashley III, 15; Grolier English 72; Hayward 233; MacGillivray 3.
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