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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Keats, John
THE POETICAL WORKS OF COLERIDGE, SHELLEY, AND KEATS. COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME
Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1829. First Edition. 8vo. (9.7 x 6 inches), 225pp., 275pp., 75pp.; VG-; spine green faded to black with a printed paper tan label and black lettering, publishers binding; sporadic foxing throughout; cracking on spine edges; engraved frontispiece, with portraits of the three poets, by J. T. Wedgewood, printed on india paper and mounted onto a blank leaf.; 6 pp of publishers adverts, half-title, frontis , title page, publishers note leaf, xi, [1], 225, [1], xi, [1], 275, [1], vii, [1], 75 pp.; text printed in double column; chipping and rubbing to the edges and spine, head and tail of spine chipped, corners peeling; shelved case 0. This volume constitutes the first collected edition of Keats and only the second collected works of Coleridge & Shelley (although only volume 1, issued in 5 parts, of the 1826 edition of Shelley's works was issued and the edition was not completed) and contains works published here for the first time from all three poets. Each poets work is preceded by a short life of the author. The memoir of Keats is by Leigh Hunt. Although Keats' literary executor, Charles Armitage Brown disliked Hunt's portrayal of his friend, his own account of Keats life was not ready in time for this edition and would not see publication for another 108 years in 1937. He did, however send some unpublished poems in his possession for inclusion in the volume. The memoir of Shelley was written by Mary Shelley, who also helped the publication of this edition by allowing the publisher access to his papers. Although this volume was published by the Gali … [Click Below for Full Description]
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