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LETTERS AND POEMS OF JOHN KEATS. With the - Keats John - 1883. 
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1883. 3 volumes. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 55 hand-numbered copies on Whatman paper of a total edition of only 350 copies signed by the printer. Volume one with frontispiece portrait in colour from the oil by Severn, volume two with frontispiece engraved portrait from the life mask made by Haydon and volume three with frontispiece portrait after a sketch by Severn. Large 8vo, in beautiful contemporary three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards by MacDonald of New York, corner-pieces and backs gilt ruled, the spines wonderfully gilt decorated in a fine art nouveau floral and vine motif in gilt framed compartments between gilt tooled bands, two compartments gilt lettered, endpapers marbled, t.e.g. xv, 322; xxxi, 252; vii, 287 pp. A very fine and handsome set the text essentially pristine and perfect with large broad and clean margins, the fine bindings very attractive and solid with only some light wear or rubbing to the extremities and edges, one volume with minor cosmetic edge wear at the upper spine tip. RARE, AND IN BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BINDINGS FITTING THE POETRY CONTAINED WITHIN. An extremely appealing printing of Keats on fine paper, this being one of only 55 copies on Whatman paper. Volume one contains Keats' letters edited by Speed, volumes two and three the poems, Lord Houghton's notes and the Memoir.
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