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Keats, John [Bookplate Of Maurice Baring]
Lamia, Isabella, The Eve Of St. Agnes, And Other Poems (First Edition, 1820, With Half Title And Near Fine Spine Label Bound In Riviere Binding)
London: Taylor And Hessey, 1820. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. [200] Pp. First Edition, Half Title Present, Original Paper Spine Label Bound In. Keats' Last Book, Of Modest Success When Published, Later Found To Have Some Of The Finest Poems In The English Language. When Shelley's Body Was Recovered In The Roads Of Viareggio (Not The Gulf Of Spezia) In 1822, Identification Was Made Possible By Two Books He Carried In His Pocket, A Sophocles, And A Copy Of "Lamia" Doubled Back At "The Eve Of St. Agnes". Binding By Riviere, In Late 19Th Or Early 20Th Century Full Calf, Five Bands, Gilt In All Compartments, Gilt Rules On Boards With Small Devices At Corners. Binding Re-Backed Preserving The Riviere Spine, Boards And Green Endpapers.17.2 X 10.7 Cm [The Uncut Leaves Were 7" X 4", Thus These Leaves Trimmed At Top And Bottom, Presumably When Bound]. Complete, Including The Half Title, And The "Advertisement" Leaf After The Title Page. With The Correct "London: Printed By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars." On The Verso Of The Half-Title. The Ads At Rear, Found In Some Copies But Not Required, Are Not Present Here. The Entire Original Spine Label From The Original 1820 Publication In Boards Has Been Attached By The Binder To A Final Blank. Elaborate And Artistically Engraved Decorative Bookplate Of Author Maurice Baring [Of The English Banking Family] Dated June 1897 In The Plate. Slight Chipping To Edges Of Endpapers, Contents Otherwise Clean And Complete, No Foxing To Pages, Touch Of Wear At Corners Of Page Block.
Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]

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