Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 209

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
KEATS, JOHN. Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. [6], 199, [1] pp. 12mo, full 19th century purple morocco by Francis Bedford, covers with triple gilt-fillet borders, spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, trace of rubbing to spine tips, all edges and turn-ins gilt, ownership signature to blank prelim, Frederick Locker armorial bookplate; lacking half-title and publisher's ads, retaining fly-titles and publisher's advertisement. First edition. An elegantly bound and nearly fine example of Keats' third and last book published in his lifetime; includes some of his best-loved poems: "Ode to a Nightengale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode to Psyche," and "Ode to Melancholy." Hayward 233; MacGillivray A3. London: Printed for Taylor & Hessey, 1820