London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Bound in contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Rebacked with most of the original spine laid down. Bound without half-title and ads, otherwise complete. Inner margin at title page a bit tight, no other leaves affected.
"In the summer of 1820, Keats published this collection, his third and final volume of poetry. A few months earlier, he had started couging up blood; and the following February, he would die of tuberculosis in Rome, aged just twenty-five. This volume contains his greatest work, written in an astonishing burst of creative genius in 1819. It includes Lamia, his tale of love and betrayal in ancient Corinth as well as his six famous odes, now considered among the most famous verses in the English language" (Penguin). (Item #5130)