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  HUNTING FOR JOHN KEATS & THE EVE OF ST. AGNES    VERSION OF "THE EVE OF ST. AGNES" 
 
 

Hunting for John Keats and "The Eve of St. Agnes"

As you trace the work of John Keats, published from the 1820s through 1898, you begin to gain an understanding of the growth and appreciation of his poetry. This list is limited to published volumes, essays or publications pertained to, or including "The Eve of St,   Agnes". This is not a conclusive list of his published work, for these are only the volumes we were able to locate. It also includes only those published on or before 1896, leading up to the "The Eve of St. Agnes" published by the Auvergne Press.
 

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Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1820 Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems.   Taylor and Hessey London  
1820 The Edinburgh Monthly Review.   July Issue Edinburgh  
1820 Review of "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes." Jeffrey August Issue Edinburgh  
1821 Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats.(1821, 1886, 1891) Percy B. Shelley Percy B. Shelley Pisa, Italy  
1820 - 1822 The Stories of Lamia, (Isabella or) The pot of Basil, The Eve of St. Agnes, &c. As told by Mr. Keats Hunt The Indicator No. 43 (2 August 1820) London  
1829 The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes Redding A. and W. Galignani Paris  
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1831 The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1831, 1838) Redding J. Griggs Philadelphia  
1832 The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes Redding J. Griggs Philadelphia  
1835 Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes Hunt Leigh Hunt's London Journal, 1/21/35 London  
1836 The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (BC) Redding Desilver, Thomas & Co. Philadelphia  
1838 The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1831, 1838) Redding Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Philadelphia  
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1840 The Poetical Work of John Keats   Taylor and Walton London Wass/Hilton
1840 The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1840, 1841, 1845, 1847, 1853) Redding Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Philadelphia G.B. Ellis, W.H. Ellis
1840 The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed.  Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes. (1840, 1850) Hunt Edward Moxon London  
1840 Smith's Standard Library. The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1840, 1844)   William Smith London  
1841 The Poetical Work of John Keats (1841, 1846)   William Smith London Wass/Hilton
1841 The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1840, 1841, 1845, 1847, 1853) Redding Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Philadelphia  
1842 St. Agnes’ Eve. A Chit-Chat About Keats. Short Graham’s Lady’s & Gentlemen’s Magazine Philadelphia  
1844 Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes Hunt The Rococo (No. 1) New York  
1844 Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets.  Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes. Hunt Smith, Elder, and Co. London  
1844 The Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century. (1844, 1845, 1853, 1875) Griswold Carey & Hart Philadelphia  
1844 Smith's Standard Library. The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1840, 1844)   William Smith London  
1845 Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets.  Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes. Hunt Wiley and Putnam New York  
1845 The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1840, 1841, 1845, 1847, 1853) Redding Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Philadelphia  
1845 The Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century. (1844, 1845, 1853, 1875) Griswold Carey & Hart Philadelphia  
1846 The Poetical Work of John Keats (1841, 1846)   Wiley & Putnam New York  
1846 The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1846, 1847) Redding Crissy & Markley Philadelphia  
1846 The Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century. Griswold Carey & Hart Philadelphia  
1847 The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1846, 1847) Redding Crissy & Markley Philadelphia  
1847 The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1840, 1841, 1845, 1847, 1853) Redding Crissy & Markley Philadelphia  
1848 The Poetical Work of John Keats (1848, 1854, 1855, 1858) Milnes (Lord Houghton) Edward Moxon London George Scharf
1848 Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets.  Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes. Hunt George P. Putnam New York  
1848 Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats. (1848, 1848, 1867) Milnes (Lord Houghton) Edward Moxon London  
1848 Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats. (1848, 1848, 1867) Milnes (Lord Houghton) George P. Putnam New York  
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1850 The Poetical Work of John Keats   Edward Moxon London  
1850 The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed.  Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes. (1840, 1850) Hunt Edward Moxon London  
1852 Selections From The British Classics. Shelley and Keats. Morrell Arthur Morrell New York  
1853 The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats includes The Eve of St. Agnes (1840, 1841, 1845, 1847, 1853) Redding Crissy & Markley Philadelphia  
1853 The Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century. (1844, 1845, 1853, 1875) Griswold Henry Carey Baird Philadelphia  
1854 The Poetical Work of John Keats (1848, 1854, 1855, 1858) Milnes (Lord Houghton) Edward Moxon London George Scharf
1854 The Poetical Work of John Keats (1854, 1863) Lowell, James Russell Little, Brown; Evans and Dickerson; Lippincott, Grambo and Co. Boston; New York; Philadelphia George Scharf
1854 Contributions To The Edinburgh Review. Jeffrey reviews "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes." Francis Jeffrey Phillips, Sampson & Co.; James C. Derby Boston; New York  
1855 The Poetical Work of John Keats (1848, 1854, 1855, 1858) Milnes (Lord Houghton) E. H. Butler & Co. Philadelphia George Scharf
1856 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Sampson Low and Son London Edward H. Wehnert
1856 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Appleton & Co. New York Edward H. Wehnert
1857 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Appleton & Co. New York Edward H. Wehnert
1859 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Sampson Low and Son London Edward H. Wehnert
1859 The Poetical Work of John Keats (BC)   Little, Brown and Co. Boston  
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1861 Selections From The English Poets. Hunt H. W. Derby New York  
1863 The Atlantic Monthly, April 1863. "On The Vicissitudes of Keats’s Fame" Joseph Severn Ticknor and Fields; Trubner and Company Boston; London  
1863 The Poetical Work of John Keats (1854, 1863) Lowell, James Russell Little, Brown and Co. Boston George Scharf
1864 The Poetical Work of John Keats (BC) Lowell, James Russell Little, Brown and Co. Boston  
1866 The Poetical Work of John Keats (BC) Lowell, James Russell Little, Brown and Co. Boston  
C1866 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Sampson Low and Son London Edward H. Wehnert
1867 Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats. (1848, 1848, 1867) Lord Houghton Edward Moxon & Co. London  
1867 The Poetical Work of John Keats Lowell, James Russell James Miller New York  
1867 The Poetical Work of John Keats Lowell, James Russell Ticknor and Fields Boston George Scharf
1868 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1868, 1876) Lord Houghton Edward Moxon London Joseph Severn
1869 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (BC) Lord Houghton Edward Moxon London  
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1872 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Rossetti, William Michael E. Moxon, Son, & Co. London Thomas Seccombe
1872 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Rossetti, William Michael E. Moxon, Son, & Co. London Thomas Seccombe
1873 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lowell, James Russell James Miller New York G.J. Anderton, Wehnert
1873 Contributions To The Edinburgh Review. Review of "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes." (See 1854) Jeffrey, Francis D. Appleton and Company New York  
1874 Recollection of John Keats. The Gentleman’s Magazine. February 1874. Charles Cowden Clarke. Grant & Co. London  
1875 The Eve of St. Agnes. (1875, 1882)   Cassell, Petter & Galpin New York Edward H. Wehnert
1875 The Eve of St. Agnes. (BC)   Marston, Low & Searle London Edward H. Welmert
1875 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Kilbourne Tompkins New York  
1875 The Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century. (1844, 1845, 1853, 1875) Griswold James Miller, Publisher New York  
1876 The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems.   James R. Osgood Boston Unnamed
1876 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1868, 1876) Lord Houghton Edward Moxon London Joseph Severn
1876 Among My Books. (1876, 1887) Lowell, James Russell James R. Osgood Boston  
1876 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
1877 The Poetical Work of Coleridge and Keats (1877, 1879) Lowell, James Russell Hurd & Houghton and H. O. Houghton & Co. New York and Boston George Scharf
1877 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (BC) Lord Houghton Roberts Brothers Cambridge, Boston Joseph Severn
1878 The Poetical Works of John Keats   Ward, Lock, & Co. London  
1878 The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed.  Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes. Hunt Roberts Brothers Boston  
1879 The Poetical Work of Coleridge and Keats (1877, 1879) Lowell, James Russell Houghton, Osgood & Co. Boston George Scharf
1879 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1880 The Eve of Saint Agnes.   Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington London Charles O. Murray
1880 The Eve of Saint Agnes.   Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington London Charles O. Murray
1880 The Eve of Saint Agnes. Same edition as above, limited edition of 50 on hand-made paper, vellum cover. (BC)   Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington London Charles O. Murray
1880 The Eve of Saint Agnes.   Dodd, Mead and Co. New York Charles O. Murray
1880 The Eve of Saint Agnes.   Harper’s Magazine, January New York E. A. Abbey
1880 The Eve of Saint Agnes. (BC)   Dodd, Mead and Co. New York E. A. Abbey
C1880 The Poetical Work of John Keats Lowell, James Russell R. Worthington New York Unnamed
1880 The Poetical Work of John Keats   John Wurtele Lovell New York Francis T. Palgrave
1880 John Keats. A Study F. M. Owen C. Kegan Paul & Co. London  
1881 Modern Classics. The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems.   Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Boston Illustrated
1881 Household Friends For Every Season.   James R. Osgood & Co, Boston  
1882 The Eve of St. Agnes. (1875, 1882)   Cassell Petter Galpin&Co. New York Edward H. Wehnert
1882 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lord Houghton Roberts Brothers, Boston Boston Andrew Sc
1882 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lord Houghton Roberts Brothers, Boston Boston Andrew Sc
C 1882 The Poetical Works of John Keats.   Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. New York Dalziel Brothers
C 1882 The Poetical Works of John Keats.   Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. New York Dalziel Brothers
1882 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
1883 The Eve of Saint Agnes. Hales Clark & Maynard New York  
1883 The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats (Volume II of Four Volume Set) Forman; Hunt Reeves & Turner London William Hilton R.A.
1883 The Letters and Poems of John Keats. Speed Dodd, Mead and Co. New York  
1883 The Poems of John Keats. (BC) Lord Houghton, Speed Dodd, Mead and Co. New York  
1883 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
1884 The Eve of Saint Agnes. Hales Clark & Maynard New York  
1884 The Poetical Works of John Keats.   Belford, Clarke & Co. Chicago, New York Dalziel Brothers
1884 The Poetical Work of John Keats   DeWolfe Boston Unnamed
1884 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892) Palgrave MacMillan and Co. London Flaxman
1884 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1884, 1893) Palgrave Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. New York  
1884 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Forman Reeves & Turner London Joseph Severn
1884 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Forman Reeves & Turner London Joseph Severn
1884 The Poetical Works of John Keats. William T. Arnold Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co. London Joseph Severn
1884 Keats Edmund C. Stedman Century Illustrated Monthly New York  
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes.   University Press, John Wilson and Son Cambridge, Mass. Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes. (Green,Blue & Tan Versions)   Estes & Lauriat Boston Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes. (Brown Versions)   H. B. Nims & Company Troy, NY Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes. (Estes Versions II)   Estes & Lauriat Boston Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes. (Estes Versions III)   Estes & Lauriat Boston Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes. (Estes Versions IV)   Estes & Lauriat Boston Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes. (Estes Versions V)   Estes & Lauriat Boston Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Eve of St. Agnes. (Red Versions)   H. B. Nims & Company Troy, NY Edmund H. Garrett
1885 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (Large Edition) (1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892) Palgrave MacMillan and Co. London Flaxman
C1885 The Poems of John Keats. Warne Frederick Warne and Co. London, New York.  
1885 The Poetical Works of John Keats. John Hogben; Edited by William Sharp Walter Scott London  
1886 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892) Palgrave MacMillan and Co. London Flaxman
1886 Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats.(1821, 1886, 1891) Shelley; Thomas J. Wise Reeves and Turner London  
1886 The Eve of St. Agnes. Edition of 280 copies.   Estes & Lauriat Boston Edmund H. Garrett
1886 The Poetical Works of John Keats. John Hogben Walter Scott London  
1886 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (BC) John Hogben W. Scott London  
1886 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
1887 Among My Books. (1876, 1887) Lowell, James Russell Houghton, Mifflin and Company Boston, New York  
1887 Keats. Colvin, Sidney Harper & Brothers New York  
1887 Life of John Keats William Michael Rossetti Walter Scott London  
1887 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lord Houghton Roberts Brothers, Boston Boston Andrew Sc
1883 The Eve of Saint Agnes. Hales Effingham Maynard & Co New York  
1889 The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats (Volume I of Four Volume Set) Forman; Hunt Reeves & Turner London Joseph Severn; Samuel Palmer
1889 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892) Palgrave MacMillan and Co. London Flaxman
1889 Selections from Keats. J. R. Tutin George Routledge and Sons London, Glasgow, Manchester, New York  
1889 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892) Palgrave MacMillan and Co. London Flaxman
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1890 Modern Classics. The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems.   Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Boston Illustrated
1890 Poetry and Prose By John Keats. Forman Reeves & Turner London  
1890 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
1891 Letters of John Keats Sidney Colvin MacMillan and Co. London, New York  
1891 Roses of Romance. From the Poems of John Keats.   Roberts Brothers Boston Edmund H. Garrett
1891 Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets.  Hunt's Essay on The Eve of St. Agnes. Hunt Smith, Elder, & Co. London  
1891 Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats. (1821, 1886, 1891) Shelley; William Michael Rossetti Clarendon Press Oxford  
1891 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
1892 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1876, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892) Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,  New York Joseph Severn
1892 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892) Palgrave MacMillan and Co. London, New York Flaxman
1893 The Eve of St. Agnes and Sonnets   G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York London Joseph Severn
1893 The Poetical Works of John Keats. (1884, 1893) Palgrave Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. New York, Boston  
[1893] The Eve of St. Agnes, and Sonnets   G.P. Putnam’s Sons, the Knickerbocker Press New York and London  
C 1894 Cullings From Keats   A. W. Carter, Newtonville, Mass.  
1894 Poems of John Keats (BC)   Kelmscott Press    
1895 The Poems of John Keats (The Penny Poets) Stead, W.T. The Review of Reviews London  
1895 The Poetical Works of John Keats Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1895 The Poetical Works of John Keats (A. E.) Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1895 The Poetical Works of John Keats (G. E.) Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1895 The Poetical Works of John Keats Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1895 The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1895 The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1895 The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1895 The Poetical Works of John Keats Vol I Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Severn, Palmer, E. H. Garrett
1895 The Poetical Works of John Keats Vol II Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Severn, Hilton,  Edouart, Masks
1895 John Keats. A Critical Essay Robert Bridges Privately Printed    
1895 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Forman J. B. Lippincott Company Philadelphia Illustrations
1895 Keats in Hampstead Kenyon West Century Illustrated Monthly New York  
1895 The Influence of Keats van Dyke Century Illustrated Monthly New York  
1896 The Eve of St. Agnes Leigh Hunt Auvergne Press River Forest Frank Lloyd Wright
1896 The Eve of St. Agnes (Three Versions)   H.M. Caldwell Co. New York Edmund H. Garrett
1896 Poems by John Keats Bates Ginn & Company Boston, London  
1896 Matthew Arnold, Essays in Criticism. The Study of Poetry. John Keats; Wordsworth Arnold, Matthew; Sheridan, Susan Allyn and Bacon Boston, Chicago  
1896 John Keats. The Apothecary Poet. Osler, William John Hopkins Hospital Bulletin Baltimore  
1896 Poems of John Keats (BC) Drury, Bridges Lawrence & Bullen London  
1897 The Eve of St. Agnes, Dramatic Ballad. From the Poem by Keats. Surette, Thomas Whitney Novello, Ewer and Co. London, New York  
1898 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Forman Reeves & Turner London Joseph Severn
1899 Endymion And Other Poems (Two Versions) Henry Morley Henry Altemus Philadelphia  
1899 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lord Houghton Little, Brown & Company Boston Joseph Severn
1899 Essays In Literary Interpretation H. W. Mabie Dodd, Mead and Company New York  
1899 The Complete Poetical Works And Letters of John Keats   Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York, Chicago... John Andrew and Son
189x-+ The Eve of St. Agnes.   Henry Frowde London M. Jameson
Date Title Commentator Publisher/Publication City Illustrator
1900 Ode to a Nightingale. La Belle Dame Sans Merci   Johnson, Hickborn & Co. London  
1900-01 The Complete Works of John Keats V. I, II, & III of V Forman Gowars & Gray Glasgow  
1900 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. New York Joseph Severn
1900 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. New York  
1900 The Eve of St. Agnes. Gosse, Edmund Ralph Fletcher Seymour Chicago Seymour
1900 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lowell Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Boston, New York Portrait
1900 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lowell Hurst & Company New York Oscar Edward Grosch
1900 The Eve of St. Agnes.   Essex House Press, Guild of Handicraft, Ltd.    
1900 The Sonnets of John Keats   George Bell & Sons London Christopher Dean
1901 The Odes of John Keats   George Bell & Sons London Robert Anning Bell
1901 The Poetical Works of John Keats. Lord Houghton George Bell & Sons London,
New York
Joseph Severn
1902 Shelley’s Adonais and Alastor Shelley; Roberts Silver, Burdett and Company New York, Boston, Chicago  
1902 Adonais   De La More London  
1902 The Eve of St. Agnes   De La More London  
1902 The Poetical Works of John Keats Palgrave Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York  
1903 The Eve of St. Agnes.   A. C. Curtis England  
C 1903 The Eve of St. Agnes.   George W. Jacobs & Co. Philadelphia  
1904 Old Love Stories Retold Le Gallienne Baker & Taylor Co. New York Portrait
C 1904 The Poems of John Keats   Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd. London Edmund J. Sullivan
1904 Select Poems. Introduction by Alice Meynell. (PW, 10/22/04 p. 963)   H.M. Caldwell Co. New York  
[1905] The Eve of St. Agnes. The Broadway Booklets.   George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. London  
1906 The Poems of John Keats   J. M. Dent & Co. London  
C 1907 Isabella or the Pot of Basil   George W. Jacobs & Co. Philadelphia Jessie M King
1908 Odes, Sonnets, and Lyrics Stedman, E. C. The Century Co. New York  
C 1908 The Eve of St Agnes, And other Poems.   George G. Harrap & Co. London  
1909 A Day with John Keats Byron, May Hodder & Stoughton New York W. J. Neatby;
E. W. Haslehust
1909 The Poetical Works of John Keats   Henry Frowde London  
C 1910 Eve of St. Agnes and other poems   The Gold Medal Library London, New York, Calcutta E. A. Abbey
1910 The Eve of St. Agnes   Letchworth, at the Arden London  
C 1912 The Poetical Works of John Keats   Collins’ Clear-Type Press London & Glasgow A. A. Dixon
1913 Portrait of John Keats, published in The Mentor   The Mentor Association, Inc.   P. Kramer
C 1915 The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats Forman; Dole Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York Joseph Severn
1921 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition Commemorating The Anniversary of the Death of John Keats.   Public Library City of Boston Boston  
1923 John Keats Henry Newbolt Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London & Edinburgh  
1928 Keats. Hyperion, Isabella, Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia. Hollingworth W. B. Clive London  
1938 Poems of John Keats Henry Newbolt Caxton House, Inc. New York  
2009 Bright Star, based on the life off John Keats        
     

Versions of "The Eve of St. Agnes"

   
Published by Taylor and Hessey 1820
Republished by Humphrey Milford 1922
First published in 1820 "Printed For Taylor and Hessey. Fleet-Street, London, 1820". It was titled "Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems". By John Keats, Author of Endymion. This was the first time "The Eve of St. Agnes" was published in a volume. It also
  included 12 other poems. Republished in 1922 by Humphrey Milford, London at the Oxford University Press. "This present edition is a reprint, page for page and line for line, of a copy of the 1820 volume in the British Museum..." (page vi). The title page is a reprint from 1820.
     
First Published in 1820 (1922 Cover)   1820 Title Page (1922 reprint)
 
 
 
 
The Edinburgh Monthly Review, July 1820
The Edinburgh Monthly Review. July - December 1820. Vol. IV. The July issue reviews a poem by Barry Cornwall, and includes an attack on both Hunt and Keats, "... a more dubious complaint - was it Mr. Leigh Hunt, more than half cured of his cockneyism, and writing, for once, in the spirit of a gentleman, an Englishman, and a true English Poet? ...Now this is cockneyism, and the very worst kind of cockneyism too. It is quite unworthy of any person but Mr. Hunt or Mr. Keats, men who indeed are equally ignorant to all sensible purpose of
  ancient and modern Italy, but who seem to be very fond of giving themselves airs of a certain sort, merely, we suppose, on the strength of their having been at the King’s theatre pretty often, and perhaps of being in the habit of living among a set of fifth-rate fiddlers and composers of opera bravouras." Printed for Waugh and Innes, Hunter Square, Edinburgh. G. and W. B. Whittaker, Ave-Marie Lane, and Rodwell and Martin, New Bond Street, London. Sold also by J. Cumming, Dublin. Printed by Balfour and Clark.
     
The Edinburgh Monthly Review. July - December 1820 Cover   The Edinburgh Monthly Review. July - December 1820 Title Page
 
     
 
 
Review of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes By Francis Jeffrey (August 1820)
See "Contributions To The Edinburgh Review. By Francis Jeffrey" 1854. In the August 1820 issue of the Edinburgh Review, Jeffrey reviewed "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems." Jeffrey writes "We... have been exceedingly struck with the genius they (the poems) display, and the spirit of poetry which breathes through all their extravagances... One of the sweetest of the smaller poems is that entitled ‘The Eve of St. Agnes:’ though we can now afford but a scanty extract.. Mr. Keats has unquestionably a very beautiful imagination, a
  perfect ear for harmony, and a great familiarity with the finest diction of English poetry; but he must learn not to misuse or misapply these advantages; and neither to waste the good gifts of nature and study on intractable themes, not to luxuriate too recklessly on such as are more suitable." Published in 1854 by Phillips, Sampson, and Company, Boston. James C. Derby, New York. Stereotyped by J. C. D. Christian & Co. C. Sherman & Co., Printers. Also published in 1873 by D. Appleton and Company, New York.
     
 
 
Adonais, An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, By Percy B. Shelley (1821/1886)
Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, Author of Endymion, Hyperion Etc. By Percy B. Shelley. Pisa with the types of didot. 1821. ("Shelley speedily decided which course to follow, and put his Elegy to press at Pisa, where it was ‘printed with the types of Didot.' ")
       
(Note: This is an exact Fac-Simile published within the 1886 edition of "Adonais". Published For The Shelley Society By Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand, London. Three Hundred Copies were printed by Richard Clay & Sons, Bread Street Hill, London. Bungay, Suffolk.)
       
In his preface Shelley writes. "The genius of the lamented person to whose memory I have dedicated these unworthy verses, was not less delicate and fragile than it was beautiful... The savage criticism of his Endymion, which appeared in the Quarterly Review, produced the most violent effect on his susceptible mind; the agitation thus originated ended in the rupture of a blood-vessel..." This later proved to be untrue.
  He continues "...the succeeding acknowledgments from more candid critics, of the true greatness of his powers, were ineffective to heal the wound thus wantonly inflicted. It may be well said, that these wretched men know not what they do. They scatter their insults and their slanders without heed as to whether the poisoned shaft lights on a heart made callous by many blows..." Shelley laments "I weep for Adonais - he is dead! O, weep for Adonais! though our tears, Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head! And thou, sad Hour, selected from all years, To mourn our loss, rouse thy obscure compeers, And teach them thine own sorrow, say: with me Died Adonais..." Shelley published his Elegy at Pisa, where it was "printed with the types of Didot." The original price was 3s. 6d (3 Shillings, 6 pence.) and was issued in blue paper wrappers, with woodcut and ornamental border.
     
Adonais (1821 Fac-simile Cover)   Adonais (1821 Fac-simile Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Indicator 1820/1822
On August 2, 1820, Leigh Hunt wrote an extensive review on "The Stories of Lamia, (Isabella or) The pot of Basil, The Eve of St. Agnes, &c. As told by Mr. Keats.", and observed concerning St. Agnes "...the passage affords a striking specimen of the sudden and strong maturity
  of the author's genius." The Indicator No. 43 (2 August 1820) pages 343-344. Hunt's reviews were compiled in this volume and published in 1822. The Indicator (1822) was printed and published by Joseph Appleyard, Catherine-Street, Stand, and sold by all the Booksellers.
     
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The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats 1829
The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats, Complete in One Volume. The third section includes The Eve of St. Agnes, and begins with "Memoir of John Keats". "The short career of John Keats was marked by the development of powers which have been rarely exhibited in one at so immature an age. .." An elaborate three-tiered engraving frames the three poets with Victorian friezes. Extensive commentary by an unnamed author. Some scholars attributed commentary to Cyrus Redding. Redding edited the "Galignani Messenger" from 1815 - 1818.
   From 1820 to 1830 he edited "The New Monthly Magazine". (Obituary: Athenaeum, 1870 p.742). Published by A. and W. Galignani, No. 18, Rue Vivienne, Paris. Printed by Jules Didot Senior, Printers to His Majesty, Rue Du Pont-De-Lodi, No. 6. (Published in 1831 and 1832 by J. Griggs, Philadelphia.) (Published in 1846 and 1847 by Crissy & Markley, Philadelphia.) Wright designed the title page for the 1896 Auvergne Press edition.
     
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The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats 1831, 1832 & 1838
The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats, Complete in One Volume. The third section includes The Eve of St. Agnes, and begins with "Memoir of John Keats". "The short career of John Keats was marked by the development of powers which have been rarely exhibited in one at so immature an age. .." An elaborate three-tiered engraving frames the three poets with Victorian friezes. Extensive commentary by an unnamed author. Some scholars attributed commentary to Cyrus
   Redding. Redding edited the "Galignani Messenger" from 1815 - 1818. From 1820 to 1830 he edited "The New Monthly Magazine". (Obituary: Athenaeum, 1870 p.742). First published in 1829 by A. and W. Galignani, Paris. Published in 1831 and 1832 by J. Griggs, Philadelphia. (Published in 1838 by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia.)  (Published in 1846 and 1847 by Crissy & Markley, Philadelphia.) Wright designed the title page for the 1896 Auvergne Press edition.
     
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Leigh Hunt's London Journal 1835
From 1830–1832 Leigh Hunt published the Tatler, a daily that was devoted to literary and dramatic criticism. From April 2, 1834 through August 22, 1835 he published the London Journal. From 1837–1838 he was the editor for the Monthly Repository. The January 21, 1835, issue, No. 43, included Hunts’ commentary which was interspersed through out Keats’ "Eve of St. Agnes". This was Hunt’s first essay exclusive composed about this poem. One wonders if Hunt chose issue No. 43 because it was thirteen year earlier that he touched on this poem when he wrote an essay just after it was first published in the volume "Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes", which Hunt published in "The
  Indicator", 1820, No. 43. These weekly issues were later bound in volume form. This 1835 essay was published five years later in the 1840 "The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed", a volume of Hunt’s essays. "The Seer" was reprinted in 1850, and in 1896 reprinted by Winslow and Williams’ Auvergne Press. Original cover price Three Halfpence. Leigh Hunt’s London Journal, January 21, 1835, No. 43. (Published by Charles Knight, Ludgate Street and Henry Hooper, 13, Pall Mall East, London. From the Steam (?) Press of C. & W. Reynell, Little Parkway Street, London)
     
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Smith's Standard Library. The Poetical Works of John Keats (Smith) 1840, 1844
Smith's Standard Library. The Poetical Works of John Keats. This volume was the first collected edition of Keats' work, 73 pages. Original cost was two shillings. It was a paperback edition and was reissued in
  1844. This volume was a precursor to the volume "The Poetical Works of John Keats" published in 1841 and 1846 by William Smith. Published by William Smith, London.
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Taylor) 1840
The Poetical Works of John Keats. This volume combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas. Portrait of John Keats engraved by Charles
  Wentworth Wass, from a drawing by William Hilton. Published by Taylor and Walton, 28, Upper Gower Street, London. Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars, London.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats 1840, 1841, 1845, 1847, 1853
The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats, Complete in One Volume. As in the "The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats" volumes, the third section of this volume begins with a "Memoir of John Keats". "The short career of John Keats was marked by the development of powers which have been rarely exhibited in one at so immature an age..." Includes "The Eve of St. Agnes". An elaborate three-tiered engraving frames the three poets with Victorian friezes. Includes a portrait of John Keats after a charcoal sketch by Joseph Severn. Portraits are engraved by G.B. Ellis. Ornaments by W.H. Ellis. Extensive commentary by an unnamed author. Some scholars attributed commentary to Cyrus Redding. Redding edited the
 
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"Galignani Messenger" from  1815 - 1818. From 1820 to 1830 he edited "The New Monthly Magazine". (Obituary: Athenaeum, 1870 p.742). Published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., No. 253, Market Street, Philadelphia. Also published in 1841 and 1845 by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., No. 253, Market Street, Philadelphia. Published in 1847 by Crissy & Markley, No. 4 Minor Street, Philadelphia, and in 1853 by Crissy & Markley, Goldsmith’s Hall, Library Street, Philadelphia.
     
The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats (1840 Cover)   Three-tiered engraving frames the three poets with Victorian friezes
 
 
 
 
The Seer, or Common-Places Refreshed 1840 & 1950
"Preface. The following Essays have been collected, for the first time, from such of the author’s periodical writings as it was thought might furnish another publication similar to the Indicator. Most of them have been taken from the London Journal; and the remainder from the Liberal, the Monthly Repository, the Tatler and the Round Table... this 19th day of October , 1840." Comprised of Part I and II. "The Eve of St. Agnes" is in Part II, Chapter XLII, pages 12-18. Hunt intersperses his commentary within the poem. The essay was first published in the London Journal, January 21, 1835. The last page of the version published by Auvergne Press in 1896 notes: "Leigh Hunt published in 1840 a delightful collection of Essays selected from many he had
  written for the London Journal; and the remainder from the Liberal, the Monthly Repository, the Tatler and the Round Table. The volume was called: The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed. His motto he selected from Shakepeare (m.s.) "Love adds a precious seeing to the eye." The book is rarely seen, and, perhaps, more rarely read. We have rambled through it, and have selected for re-print his gentle reading of a fellow poet. W. & W. (Winslow & Williams). The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed (Published by Edward Moxon, Dover Street, London. Printed by Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars, London). This volume was republished in 1850.
     
The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed (Cover)   The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats 1841 & 1846
The Poetical Works of John Keats. This volume is a near reprint of the 1840 version. It combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas. Portrait of John Keats engraved by Charles Wentworth Wass, from a drawing
   by William Hilton. Published for the Proprietor by William Smith, 13, Fleet Street, London. Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars, London. Also published in 1846 by Wiley & Putnam, 161 Broadway, New York. C. A. Alvord, Printer, Corner of John and Dutch Streets. P. B. Smith, Stereotyper, 216 William Street.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats 1841
The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman and Keats, Complete in One Volume. As in the "The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats" volumes, the third section of this volume begins with a "Memoir of John Keats". "The short career of John Keats was marked by the development of powers which have been rarely exhibited in one at so immature an age. .." The frontispiece is an elaborate three-tiered engraving frames the three poets with Victorian friezes. Includes a portrait of John Keats after a charcoal sketch by Joseph Severn.  Ornaments by W.H. Ellis. Extensive commentary by an unnamed author. Some scholars attributed commentary to Cyrus Redding. Redding edited the "Galignani Messager" from 1815 - 1818.
 
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From 1820 to 1830 he edited "The New Monthly Magazine". (Obituary: Athenaeum, 1870 p.742). Hard Cover, Full Leather. Marbled end papers. Published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., No. 253, Market Street, Philadelphia. Printed by Gihon, Fairshild & Co., S.E. Corner of Seventh and Market Streets.) (Also published in 1840 by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., No. 253, Market Street, Philadelphia) (Published in 1847 by Crissy & Markley, No. 4 Minor Street, Philadelphia, and in 1853 by Crissy & Markley, Goldsmith’s Hall, Library Street, Philadelphia.

     
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St. Agnes' Eve. A Chit-Chat About Keats 1842
"St. Agnes’ Eve. A Chit-Chat About Keats." Jeremy Short writes "...I have just been reading Keats - shame on the wretches who tortured him to death! ...Genius he had unquestionably, yet he never enjoyed a happy hour... The world, since then, has done tardy justice to his genius - but this did not soothe his sorrows, nor will it reach him in his silent grave... have you ever read ‘The Eve of St. Agnes?’ It is - let me tell you - the poem for which Keats will be loved, and you aught to walk barefoot a thousand miles, like an ancient pilgrim to Loretto, for having
  neglected to peruse this poem... It has the glow of a landscape seen through a rosy glass - it is warm and blushing, yet pure as a maiden in her first exceeding beauty. As Burgundy is to other wines, as a bride blushing to her lover’s side is to other virgins, so it ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ to other poems. What luxuriance of fancy, what scope of language, what graphic power it displays!" Published in Graham’s Lady’s & Gentlemen’s Magazine. April 1842, Volume XX. Published by George R. Graham, Philadelphia.
     
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The Rococo (No. 1), New Mirror Extra - No. 8 (1844)
The term Recoco referred to a style of French design and decor originating in the mid-18th century. Willis explains, "‘The Rococo’ is the quaint, but, in fact, most descriptive name of an ‘Extra’ now in press for the ‘Mirror Library.’ Those of your readers who have been lately in France will be familiar with the term rococo... It came into use about four to five years ago, when it was the rage to look up costly and old-fashioned articles of jewellery and furniture. A valuable stone, for example, in a beautiful but antique setting, was rococo... ‘The Racoco,’ published by the proprietors of the New Mirror, answers this description exactly. It comprises the three most exquisite and absolute creations of pure imagination (in my opinion) that have been produced since Shakspere - ‘Lillian,’ by Praed; ‘The Culprit Fay,’ by Drake; and ‘St. Agnes,’ by Keats..."  In 1843 Morris, Willis, & Co., began publishing a weekly "The New Mirror". Supplemental to this weekly they offered "Extras" under the title "Mirror Library". By mid-year 1844 they had published 29 volumes which included fifty titles (New Mirror 7/20/44,
  p255). This is "No. 8" in that series. A series within these 29 volumes was titled "The Recoco", this being "No. 1" in the Recoco series. One of the three poems published in this volume was "The Eve of St. Agnes" with Leigh Hunt’s commentary interspersed through out the poem, first published in the London Journal January 21, 1835. This cover reads (Three of the most delicious poems ever written.) N. P. Willis observes "The writer visited his grave at Rome, and read there the epitaph he himself directed to be graven on the head-stone: ‘Here lies one whose name was written in water.’ It almost requires a poet to appreciate the unreachable delicacy of Keats’s use of language. He plucks his epithets from the profoundest hiding-places of meaning an association." The Rococo (No. 1) (Published by Morris, Willis, & Co., Publishers, No. 4 Ann-Street, New York) New Mirror Extra - No. 8 (in a series of 29 to date). Contains three poems, one of which is "The Eve of St. Agnes", with original notes by N. P. Willis.
     
The Recoco (No. 1), New Mirror Extra - No. 8 (Cover)   The Recoco (No. 1), New Mirror Extra - No. 8 (Title Page)
 
     
   
   
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets (1845)
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets. Hunt begins this volume with an essay "An Answer to the Question What is Poetry?" He includes selections from Spenser; Marlowe; Shakspeare; Ben Johnson; Beaumont and Fletcher; Middleton, Decker and Webster; Milton; Coleridge; Shelley; and Keats. This includes "The Eve of St. Agnes" and Hunts Essay, first published in "The Seer" 1840, but with modifications. Where his comments were interspersed within Agnus in 1840, the poem in totality comes first, then Hunts essay with minor modifications. He introduces the section on Keats with a biography, and who better to write this then this close supporter, colleague and friend. He writes "Keats was born a poet... Repeated editions of him in England, France, and America, attest its triumphant survival of all obloquy; and there can be no doubt that he has taken a permanent station among British Poets, of a very high, if not thoroughly mature,
  description. ...the Eve of Saint Agnes still appears to me the most delightful and complete specimen of his genius... It is young, but full-grown poetry of the rarest description; graceful as the beardless Apollo; glowing and gorgeous with the colours of romance. ...all good things tend to pleasure in the recollection; when the bitterness of their loss is past, their own sweetness embalms them. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.’" Wright designed the title page for the 1896 Auvergne Press edition. First published by Smith, Elder, and Co., London in 1844. Published by Wiley and Putnam, 161 Broadway, New York. Printed by R. Craighead’s Power Press, 112 Fulton Street. Stereotyped by T. B. Smith, 216 William Street. Also published as "New Edition, Complete in one volume" in 1848 by George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway, New York.) (Also published as "A New Edition" in 1891 by Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, London.
     
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets (Cover)   Imagination and Fancy: or Selections (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century 1844, 1845, 1846, 1853, 1875
The Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century. By Rufus W. Griswold. A Drainless Shower of Light is Poesy; ‘Tis the Supreme of Power; ‘Tis might Half Slumbering on its own right arm. John Keats. Second Edition. Of the approximately 75 English poets incorporated in this volume, Griswold chose to quote Keats on the title page. He writes of Keats, "...1817, appeared his first volume of poetry, and in the following spring, ‘Endymion.’ They were badly received by the critics. Every one, we suppose, has heard of the bitter review attributed to Gifford, in the Quarterly, which, with some show of reason, was said to have caused the poet’s death... Though depressed, he was not disheartened, and he wrote in two years... ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ which were printed in 1820. ‘He sent them out,’ says Shelley, with ‘a careless despair.’ without confidence or fear. But the world was now prepared to render a different verdict upon his work... Praise was not yet universal,
  but it came from the high-priests of genius... Keats was the greatest of all poets who have died so young. His imagination, which he most delighted to indulge through the medium of mythological fable, was affluent and warm... Many of his sonnets possess a Miltonic vigour, and his ‘Eve of St. Agnes’ is as highly finished, almost, as the masterpieces of Pope." Included is "The Eve of St, Agnes". The First, Second and Third Edition were published in 1844, 1845 and 1846 by Carey & Hart, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Stereotyped by L. Johnson, Phila. Printed by T. K. & P. G. Collins. The Fourth Edition was published in 1853 by Henry Carey Baird, Philadelphia, Successor to E. L. Carey. The Fifth Edition was published in 1875 by James Miller, Publisher, 647 Broadway, New York. Lange, Little & Co., Printers, Electrotypers and Stereotypers, 108 to 114 Wooster Street, New York. By Rufus W. Griswold. With additions by R. H. Stoddard.
     
Poets and Poetry of England in the 19th Century (1845 Cover)   Poets and Poetry of England in the 19th Century (1845 Title Page)
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats 1846 & 1847
The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats, Complete in One Volume. The third section includes The Eve of St. Agnes, and begins with "Memoir of John Keats". "The short career of John Keats was marked by the development of powers which have been rarely exhibited in one at so immature an age. .." The three-tiered engraving that appeared in the 1829, 1831 and 1832 versions have been replaced in this version with an illustration of Coleridge. Extensive commentary by an unnamed author. Some scholars attributed commentary to Cyrus
   Redding. Redding edited the "Galignani Messenger" from 1815 - 1818. From 1820 to 1830 he edited "The New Monthly Magazine". (Obituary: Athenaeum, 1870 p.742). First published in 1829 by A. and W. Galignani, Paris. Published in 1831 and 1832 by J. Griggs, Philadelphia. The 1846 and 1847 edition published by Crissy & Markley, No. 4, Minor Street, Philadelphia. Printed by T. K. and P. G. Collins. Wright designed the title page for the 1896 Auvergne Press edition.
     
Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats (1847 Cover)   Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats (1847 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets (1848)
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets. Hunt begins this volume with an essay "An Answer to the Question What is Poetry?" He includes selections from Spenser; Marlowe; Shakspeare; Ben Johnson; Beaumont and Fletcher; Middleton, Decker and Webster; Milton; Coleridge; Shelley; and Keats. This includes "The Eve of St. Agnes" and Hunts Essay, first published in "The Seer" 1840, but with modifications. Where his comments were interspersed within Agnus in 1840, the poem comes first, then Hunts essay with minor modifications. He introduces the section on Keats with a biography, and who better to write this then this close supporter, colleague and friend. He writes "Keats was born a poet... Repeated editions of him in England, France, and America, attest its triumphant survival of all obloquy; and there can be no doubt that he has taken a permanent station among British Poets, of a very high, if not thoroughly mature,
  description. ...the Eve of Saint Agnes still appears to me the most delightful and complete specimen of his genius... It is young, but full-grown poetry of the rarest description; graceful as the beardless Apollo; glowing and gorgeous with the colours of romance. ...all good things tend to pleasure in the recollection; when the bitterness of their loss is past, their own sweetness embalms them. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.’" Wright designed the title page for the 1896 Auvergne Press edition. Published as "New Edition, Complete in one volume" in 1848 by George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway, New York. (First published in 1845 by Wiley and Putnam, 161 Broadway, New York. Printed by R. Craighead’s Power Press, 112 Fulton Street. Stereotyped by T. B. Smith, 216 William Street.) (Also published as "A New Edition" in 1891 by Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, London.)
     
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets (Cover)   Imagination and Fancy: or Selections (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats (1848, 1848, 1867)
Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats. Edited by Richard Monckton Milnes. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (And) Vol. II. (Both volumes published by Edward Moxon, Dover Street, London. Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars. London.)
       
In 1848 it was also published "Complete in One Volume" by George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway, New York. Leavitt, Trow & Co., Printers. 49 Ann-street.
       
In 1867 it was republished as The Life and Letters of John Keats. By Lord Houghton. A New Edition. In One Volume. (Published by Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, London. Bradbury, Evans, and Co., Printers, Whitefriars. London.)
       
This was the first biography written about John Keats. Volume one begins with a dedication "To Francis Jeffrey, one of the Senators of the College of Justice in Scotland. Dear Lord Jeffrey, It is with great pleasure that I dedicate to you these late memorials and relics of a
  man, whose early genius you did much to rescue from the alternative of obloquy or oblivion. The merits which your generous sagacity perceive under so many disadvantages, are now recognised (sp) by every student and lover of poetry in this country, and have acquired a still brighter fame, in that other and wider England beyond the Atlantic, whose national youth is, perhaps, more keenly susceptible of poetic impressions and delights, than the maturer and more conscious fatherland..." Volume one covers through the summer of 1819. Volume two carries on and ends with Keats’s Last Sonnet, Bright star. Original list price 14s (shillings). Digital and Printed versions. 3.7 x 6.25.
       
The 1867 version included revisions and "A considerable portion of the Literary Remains are inserted in this edition of the Life of Keats in the places to which they naturally belong. The rest, including the Dramatic pieces, will more fitly form part of an editions of his collected Works, to be printed with this volume."
     
Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats (Cover)   Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1848)

“The Flight of Madeline and Porphyro during the Drunkenness Attending the Revelry”, Oil on canvas, by William Holman Hunt. See additional illustrations of "The Eve of St. Agnes".
 
XLI.

They glide, like phantoms, into the wide hall;
Like phantoms, to the iron porch, they glide;
Where lay the Porter, in uneasy sprawl,
With a huge empty flaggon by his side;
The wakeful bloodhound rose, and shook his hide,
But his sagacious eye an inmate owns:
By one, and one, the bolts full easy slide:—
The chains lie silent on the footworn stones;—
The key turns, and the door upon its hinges groan.
 
XLII.

And they are gone: ay, ages long ago
These lovers fled away into the storm.
That night the Baron dreamt of many a woe,
And all his warrior-guests, with shade and form
Of witch, and demon, and large coffin-worm,
Were long be-nightmar’d. Angela the old
Died palsy-twitch’d, with meagre face deform;
The Beadsman, after thousand aves told,
For aye unsought for slept among his ashes cold.
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Moxon) 1850
The Poetical Works of John Keats. A New Edition. This volume is a reprint of the 1840 and 1841 versions with minor revisions. It combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes
  and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas. Original list price, 2s (shillings) 6d (pence.) Published by Edward Moxon, Dover Street, London. Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars, London.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Selections From The British Classics. Shelley and Keats. 1852
Selections From The British Classics. Shelley and Keats. The section on Keats begins with a short biography by the publisher. "...In 1818 he published his ‘Endymion;’ and this poem was so severely - nay, savagely, criticized in the Quarterly Review, that the author became excited in an extraordinary degree, ‘the first effects of which,’ says Shelley, ‘are described to me to have resembled insanity, and it was by
  assiduous watching that he was restrained from suicide... In 1820, he published... ‘The Eve of St. Agnes.’ These were reviewed by the critics with a kinder spirit, and with an author less sensitive... It has been truly said of Keats that He was a true poet... He appears to be one of the greatest of self-taught poets." Included is "The Eve of St. Agnes." Published by Arthur Morrell, 25 Park Row, New York.
     
Selections From The British Classics. Shelley & Keats (Cover)   Selections From The British Classics. Shelley & Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Moxon) 1848, 1854, 1855
In 1850 Edward Moxon published a version of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" that had previously been published in 1840 (Taylor) and 1841 (Smith). This 1854 edition, first published in 1848, was an expanded version with an extensive "Memoir of John Keats" by Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). In 1848 it was originally Volume II, published along with "Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats" (Volume I). George Cupples writes in the Eclectic Review "A new path may be considered to open in the plan taken this season, by a very elegant edition of Keats. No less than a hundred and twenty designs... have here been on wood by George Scharf... The volume is not only a marvel of wood-engraving, while it exhibits qualities entitled to high
  praise, from the artistic point of view... Here Mr. Scharf, whose own designs are sometimes excellent, stands yet higher in care for correct transference to the block, with minuteness not to be surpassed..." (Apr 1860, p370). Four illustrations are related to "The Eve of St. Agnes". As in the other three volumes it combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas. Published by Edward Moxon, Dover Street, London. Bradbury and Evans, Printers Extraordinary To The Queen, Whitefriars. Published in 1855 by E. H. Butler & Co., Philadelphia. C. Sherman, Printer.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Little) 1854 & 1863
The Poetical Works of Coleridge and Keats (Houghton) 1877 & 1879
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Life. Similar versions were published in 1840 (Taylor), 1841 (Smith), 1850 and 1854 (Moxon). This 1854 (and 1863) edition includes a portrait by George Scharf, and begins with a comprehensive bibliography "The Life of Keats" signed J. R. L. (James Russell Lowell). The 1863 edition included an additional 21 Posthumous Poems and Sonnets not incorporated in the 1854 Little edition. As in the other volumes it combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas, with additional sonnets and posthumous poems not
  included in the earlier editions. Portrait of John Keats. Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston. Evans and Dickerson, New York. Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Philadelphia. Printed by H. O. Houghton and Company, Riverside, Cambridge. Stereotyped by Stone and Smart.
       
In 1877 this volume was combined with Lowell’s work on Coleridge into two volumes titled "The Poetical Works of Coleridge and Keats." (Published by Hurd & Houghton, New York, and H. O. Houghton & Co. Boston. Riverside Edition. $3.50. It was republished in 1879 by Houghton, Osgood & Co., Boston. The Riverside Press, Cambridge.)
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1854 Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (1854 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Contributions To The Edinburgh Review By Francis Jeffrey (1854, 1873)
Contributions To The Edinburgh Review. By Francis Jeffrey, Now One of the Judges of the Court of Sessions in Scotland. Four Volumes. Complete in One. First published in August 1820, Jeffrey reviewed "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems." Jeffrey writes "We... have been exceedingly struck with the genius they (the poems) display, and the spirit of poetry which breathes through all their extravagances... One of the sweetest of the smaller poems is that entitled ‘The Eve of St. Agnes:’ though we can now afford but a scanty extract.. Mr. Keats has unquestionably a very beautiful imagination, a
  perfect ear for harmony, and a great familiarity with the finest diction of English poetry; but he must learn not to misuse or misapply these advantages; and neither to waste the good gifts of nature and study on intractable themes, not to luxuriate too recklessly on such as are more suitable." Published by Phillips, Sampson, and Company, Boston. James C. Derby, New York. Stereotyped by J. C. D. Christian & Co. C. Sherman & Co., Printers. Republished in 1873 by D. Appleton and Company, New York.
     
Contributions To The Edinburgh Review Cover   Contributions To The Edinburgh Review Title Page
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1856 Sampson)
This volume may be the first time "The Eve of St Agnes" was published as a single volume. Illustrated with Twenty engravings on wood, from drawings by Edward H. Wehnert. Engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton, and James Cooper. Bound in cloth, with gilt edges. Original
  price 7s (Shillings) 6d (Pennies). Published for Joseph Cundall. By Sampson Low and Son, 47 Ludgate Hill, London. Printed by Richard Clay, Bread Street Hill, London.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (1856 Sampson Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (1856 Sampson Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1856 Appleton)
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Published in the America, this volume is a reprint of the 1856 version published in London, England, possibly in conjunction with Sampson Low and Son. The 1856 London version was "Published for Joseph Cundall" and included a stylized "JC" imprint on the verso of the title page. This 1856 version lacks any mention of Joseph Cundall, but includes the stylized imprint on the verso side of the title page. Illustrated with Twenty engravings on wood, from drawings by Edward H. Wehnert. Engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton, and James Cooper. From Appleton’s catalog, 1860, p.90: "Keats’ whole works are flushed all over with the rich lights   of fancy, and so colored and bestrewn with the flowers of poetry, that, even while perplexed and bewitched in their labyrinths, it is impossible to resist the intoxication of their sweetness, or to shut our hearts to the enchantments they so lavishly present." - Jeffreys. Cloth $1.50. In morocco, extra $3. Or in tree calf, $3. Original list price $1.50. First Edition. Hard Cover. Published By D. Appleton & Co. Broadway, New York. Thick boards covered in dark blue cloth. Design stamped into front and back cover, title gilt. Three sides trimmed and gilt. Small overlapping "LJ" worked into the bottom of the cover illustration.
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1856)

"The Eve of St. Agnes". Oil on canvas, Triptych by Arthur Hughes. See additional illustrations of "The Eve of St. Agnes".
 
VI.

They told her how, upon St. Agnes’ Eve,
Young virgins might have visions of delight,
And soft adorings from their loves receive
Upon the honey’d middle of the night,
If ceremonies due they did aright;
As, supperless to bed they must retire,
And couch supine their beauties, lily white;
Nor look behind, nor sideways, but require
Of Heaven with upward eyes for all that they desire.

(Inscribed on the bottom of the frame.)

 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1857)
Published in the America, this volume is a reprint of the 1856 version published in England. Minor changes include a lest expensive cloth cover. The 1856 version was "Published for Joseph Cundall" and included a stylized "JC" imprint on the verso of the title page. This 1857 version lacks any mention of Joseph Cundall, but includes the stylized
  imprint on the verso side of the title page. Illustrated with Twenty engravings on wood, from drawings by Edward H. Wehnert. Engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton, and James Cooper. Published By D. Appleton & Co. 346 and 348, Broadway, New York.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (1857 Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (1857 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1859)
This volume is a reprint of the 1856 version. Minor changes include a revised elaborate gilt-stamped green leather cover, front and back. The 1856 version was "Published for Joseph Cundall" and included a stylized "JC" imprint on the verso of the title page. This 1859 version lacks any mention of Joseph Cundall, but includes the stylized imprint on the verso side of the title page. Illustrated with Twenty
  engravings on wood, from drawings by Edward H. Wehnert. Engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton, and James Cooper. Gilt edges. Original price 7s (Shillings) 6d (Pennies). 5.25 x 7.75. Published By Sampson Low and Son, 47 Ludgate Hill, London. Printed by Richard Clay, Bread Street Hill, London.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (1859 Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (1859 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Selections from The English Poets (1861)
A republishing of "Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets", first published in 1845, but under the shortened title "Selections From The English Poets". This is Volume II with 255 pages. The second half is Volume 3, same title, but the sub-title is "Imagination and Fancy" with an essay titled "Wit and Humor" with 261 pages. Hunt begins this volume with an essay "An Answer to the Question What is Poetry?" He includes selections from Spenser; Marlowe; Shakspeare; Ben Johnson; Beaumont and Fletcher; Middleton, Decker and Webster; Milton; Coleridge; Shelley; and Keats. This includes "The Eve of St. Agnes" and Hunts Essay, first published in "The Seer" 1840, but with modifications. Where his comments were interspersed within Agnus in 1840, the poem in totality comes first, then Hunts essay with minor modifications. He introduces the section on Keats with a biography, and who better to write this then this close supporter, colleague and friend. He writes "Keats was born a poet... Repeated editions of him in England, France, and America, attest its triumphant survival of all obloquy; and there can be no doubt that he
  has taken a permanent station among British Poets, of a very high, if not thoroughly mature, description. ...the Eve of Saint Agnes still appears to me the most delightful and complete specimen of his genius... It is young, but full-grown poetry of the rarest description; graceful as the beardless Apollo; glowing and gorgeous with the colours of romance. ...all good things tend to pleasure in the recollection; when the bitterness of their loss is past, their own sweetness embalms them. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.’" 5 x 7.5. First Edition. Published by H. W. Derby, 625 Broadway, New York. (First published in 1845 as "Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets" by Wiley and Putnam, 161 Broadway, New York. Printed by R. Craighead’s Power Press, 112 Fulton Street. Stereotyped by T. B. Smith, 216 William Street.) (Published again in 1848 as a "New Edition, Complete in one volume" by George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway, New York.) (This volume was published again in 1891 entitled "Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets" as "A New Edition" by Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, London.)
     
Selections From The English Poets (1861 Cover)   Selections From The English Poets (1861 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Atlantic Monthly, April (1863)
The Atlantic Monthly. A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics. Volume XI. April 1863. "On The Vicissitudes of Keats’s Fame" By Joseph Severn. Introduction "[...Shelley wrote in 1821: - ‘He [Keats] was accompanied to Rome and attended in his last illness by Mr. Severn, a young artist of the highest promise...]" "I well remember being struck with the clear and independent manner in which Washington Allston, in the year 1818, expressed his opinion of John Keats’s verse, when the young poet’s writings first appeared, amid the ridicule of most English readers.
  Mr. Allston was at that time the only discriminating judge among the strangers to Keats who were residing abroad, and he took occasion to emphasize in my hearing his opinion of the early effusions of the yong poet in words like these: - ‘They are crude materials of real poetry, and Keats is sure to become a great poet.’ ...in America he (Keats) has always had a solid fame, independent of the old English prejudices." Published by Ticknor and Fields, 185, Washington Street, Boston. Trubner and company, London.
     
The Atlantic Monthly (1863 Cover)   The Atlantic Monthly (1863 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Little) 1863
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir, By James Russell Lowell. First published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston in 1854. Similar versions were published in 1840 (Taylor), 1841 (Smith), 1850 and 1854 (Moxon). This 1863 edition includes a Portrait of John Keats by George Scharf, and begins with a comprehensive bibliography "The Life of Keats" signed J. R. L. (James Russell Lowell). This 1863 edition included an additional 21 Posthumous Poems and Sonnets not incorporated in the 1854 Little edition. As in the other volumes it combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as
  miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas, with additional sonnets and posthumous poems not included in the earlier editions. In 1877 this volume was combined with Lowell’s work on Coleridge into two volumes titled "The Poetical Works of Coleridge and Keats." Published by Hurd & Houghton, New York, and H. O. Houghton & Co. Boston. Riverside Edition. $3.50. It was republished in 1879 by Houghton, Osgood & Co., Boston. The Riverside Press, Cambridge. Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston. Stereotyped by H. O. Houghton. Presswork by John Wilson & Son, Boston.)
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1863)

"The Eve of St. Agnes". Oil on canvas, by John Everett Millais. See additional illustrations of "The Eve of St. Agnes".
 
VII.

Full of this whim was thoughtful Madeline:
The music, yearning like a God in pain,
She scarcely heard: her maiden eyes divine,
Fix'd on the floor, saw many a sweeping train
Pass by---she heeded not at all: in vain
Came many a tiptoe, amorous cavalier,
And back retir'd; not cool'd by high disdain,
But she saw not: her heart was otherwhere;
She sigh'd for Agnes' dreams, the sweetest of the year.
 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1866)
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Illustrated with Twenty engravings on wood, from drawings by Edward H. Wehnert. Engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton, and James Cooper. Bound in burgundy cloth, gilt and black design on the cover and spine. Edges trimmed and gilt. Dark green end-pages. Pages are printed both sides of the page, with a bound slip sheet between each page. Undated, but full page catalogs dated (October, 1866) for "Sampson Low, Son,
  and Marston. Milton House, Ludgate Hill, London," appeared in many volumes at that time. That form of the publishers name along with that address appeared between 1864 to 1868. Two page catalog for Sampson Low... appears at the end of the volume. Original price 5s (Shillings). Published by Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Milton House, 47 Ludgate Hill, London. Printed by R. Clay, Son, and Taylor, Printers, Bread Street Hill.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1866 Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1866 Title Page)

 

 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1867 Miller)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir by James Russell Lowell. First copyrighted and published by Little, Brown and Company in 1854. It was published again by Little, Brown in 1863. This volume uses the plates from the 1863 edition. The frontispiece is a repeat of the 1854/1863 engraved Portrait of John Keats.. This volume begins with a comprehensive bibliography "The Life of Keats" by James Russel Lowell. "Three men almost contemporaneous with each other,  Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron, - were the great means of bringing back English poetry from the sandy deserts of rhetoric, and recovering for her triple inheritance of simplicity, sensuousness, and passion... Keats had the broadest mind, or at least his mind was open on more sides, and he was able to understand Wordsworth and judge Bryon, equally conscious, through his artistic sense, of the greatnesses of the
   one and the many littlenesses of the other... Keats certainly had more of the penetrative and sympathetic imagination which belongs to the poet, of that imagination which identifies itself with the momentary object of its contemplative, than any man of these later days... His imagination was his bliss and bane... in him we have an example of the renaissance going on almost under our own eyes, and that the intellectual ferment was in him kindled by a purely English leaven.... Keats had an instinct for fine words, which are in themselves pictures and ideas, and had more of the power of poetic expression than any modern English poet... The poems of Keats mark an epoch in English poetry..."
       Published by James Miller, New York. Printed by Anderson & Ramsay, New York. Hard Cover. Trimmed and gilt three sides.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1867 Ticknor)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir. This edition is nearly an exact reprint of the edition published in 1854 by Little, Brown and Company, Boston. Evans and Dickerson, New York. Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Philadelphia. The Contents through page 415 appear to be the same plates. Pages 416 - 438 include the additional 20 Sonnets published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, in 1863. This 1867 edition includes a portrait of John Keats, and begins with
  a comprehensive bibliography "The Life of Keats" signed J. R. L. (James Russell Lowell). As in the earlier volumes it combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas. Hard Cover. Published by Ticknor and Fields Boston. Part of the series "The British Poets".
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1868)

"Madeline After Prayer", Oil on canvas, by Daniel Maclise. See additional illustrations of "The Eve of St. Agnes".
 
XXIV.

A casement high and triple-arch’d there was,
All garlanded with carven imag’ries
Of fruits, and flowers, and bunches of knot-grass,
And diamonded with panes of quaint device,
Innumerable of stains and splendid dyes,
As are the tiger-moth’s deep-damask’d wings;
And in the midst, ’mong thousand heraldries,
And twilight saints, and dim emblazonings,
A shielded scutcheon blush’d with blood of queens and kings.
 
XXV.

Full on this casement shone the wintry moon,
And threw warm gules on Madeline’s fair breast,
As down she knelt for heaven’s grace and boon;
Rose-bloom fell on her hands, together prest,
And on her silver cross soft amethyst,
And on her hair a glory, like a saint:
She seem’d a splendid angel, newly drest,
Save wings, for heaven:—Porphyro grew faint:
She knelt, so pure a thing, so free from mortal taint.
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1872 Moxon)
 
   
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Edited, With a critical Memoir, By William Michael Rossetti. Illustrated By Thomas Seccombe. This volume begins with a memoir by Rossetti. He writes, "...A scribe in the Quarterly Review - I believe it was the editor, Mr. Gifford - undertook to write Keats down an ass, and many a responsive bray, sounding loudest and most jubilant from Blackwood’s Magazine, ratified the dictum at the time; but lo! After a few years had elapsed, it was found that the reviewer had only succeeded in writing himself down an ass. The lash brandished against Keats’s back had but recoiled, and scored the more pachydermatous loins of Gifford." In 1820 "Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and other Poems" was published. It was "received in a fairly respectful tone; and a notice by Jeffrey shortly appeared in the Edinburgh Review, calculated to redress the stolid injustice previously done by the Quarterly and by Blackwood." Published by E. Moxon, Son, & Co., Dover Street, and 1 Amen
 

The Title Page of Second Version, only change.

Corner, Paternoster Row, London. Second copy published by E. Moxon, Son, & Co., Dover Street, London. Printed by Sanson & Co., Edinburgh. Undated. Announcement of sale in "Notes and Querries" November 23, 1872. "The first Volumes ready will be Keats and Tupper..." Published as part of Moxon’s Popular Poets Series. Original list price 3s 6d (3 shillings, 6 pence.)

     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1872 Moxon)
 
   
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Edited, With a critical Memoir, By William Michael Rossetti. Illustrated By Thomas Seccombe. Frontispiece is an etched portrait of Keats. Two title pages. Full page facsimile of Keats handwriting. Illustrated by Thomas Seccombe, one relating to the Eve of St. Agnes. This volume begins with a memoir by Rossetti. He writes, "...A scribe in the Quarterly Review - I believe it was the editor, Mr. Gifford - undertook to write Keats down an ass, and many a responsive bray, sounding loudest and most jubilant from Blackwood’s Magazine, ratified the dictum at the time; but lo! After a few years had elapsed, it was found that the reviewer had only succeeded in writing himself down an ass. The lash brandished against Keats’s back had but recoiled, and scored the more pachydermatous loins of Gifford." In 1820 "Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and other Poems" was published. It was "received in a fairly respectful tone; and a notice by Jeffrey shortly appeared in the Edinburgh  Review, calculated to redress the stolid injustice previously done
 

Second Title Page.

by the Quarterly and by Blackwood." Original list price 6s 6d (6 shillings, 6 pence.) Published by E. Moxon, Son, & Co., Dover Street, and 1 Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, London. Printed by Sanson & Co., Edinburgh. Undated. Announcement of sale in "Notes and Querries" November 23, 1872. "The first Volumes ready will be Keats and Tupper..." Published as part of Moxon’s Popular Poets Series. Front and back cover ivory enamel. Etched cover design in black and red ink, and gilt. Metal edges three sides are gilt. (Hard Cover) (First Edition)

   
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1873 Miller)
 
   
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir, By James Russell Lowell. With Illustrations. First copyrighted and published by Little, Brown and Company in 1854. It was published again by Little, Brown in 1863. In 1867 James Miller used the 1863 plate when he published the volume. This volume uses the plates from the 1867, with a few minor changes to the plates, and the addition of the red line border and decorative designs. The frontispiece is an engraved portrait of John Keats by G.J. Anderton after a portrait by Severn. This volume begins with a comprehensive bibliography "The Life of Keats" by James Russel Lowell. "Three men almost contemporaneous with each other, -Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron, - were the great means of bringing back English poetry from the sandy deserts of rhetoric, and recovering for her triple inheritance of simplicity, sensuousness, and passion... Keats had the broadest mind, or at least his mind was open on more sides, and he was able to understand Wordsworth and judge Bryon, equally conscious, through his artistic sense, of the greatnesses
  of the one and the many littlenesses of the other... Keats certainly had more of the penetrative and sympathetic imagination which belongs to the poet, of that imagination which identifies itself with the momentary object of its contemplative, than any man of these later days... His imagination was his bliss and bane... in him we have an example of the renaissance going on almost under our own eyes, and that the intellectual ferment was in him kindled by a purely English leaven.... Keats had an instinct for fine words, which are in themselves pictures and ideas, and had more of the power of poetic expression than any modern English poet... The poems of Keats mark an epoch in English poetry..." It includes ten illustrations, three of which relate to "The Eve of St, Agnes", by Edward H. Wehnert, originally published in 1856, (Numbers 2, 11, 19). Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, By Little, Brown and Company... Printed by Anderson & Ramsay, Printers, New York. Published by James Miller, New York.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Aldine (October 1873)
 
The Aldine, The Art Journal of America - October 1873, Vol. VI, No. 10 (Published by James Sutton & Co., Publishers, New York)  Engraving: Linton, Henry. After a painting by Hunt, Holman. "The Eve of St. Agnes. There is much of beauty, grace, and sentiment in the beautiful picture from the brush of William Holman Hunt, which we reproduced for The Aldine. Nearly twenty-five years ago Mr. Hunt began to paint those religious and mystical pictures which have since given him such a great reputation in his native England, as well as abroad. ‘The Eve of
  St. Agnes’ is one of these... His early works were adopted from poetry and fiction, one of which, painted in 1848, was from Keats’s ‘St. Agnes’." There is only one problem. How could a major art magazine in New York make such a grand mistake. This is after a painting by Daniel Maclise, 1868 (below right), not Hunt, 1848. Original cover price 50 cents. 11.125 x 16.125. Pp Cover (191), 193. See additional illustrations of "The Eve of St. Agnes".
     
The Aldine, October 1873   "Madeline After Prayer", by Daniel Maclise, 1868.
 
 
 
Recollections of John Keats, By Clarke (1874 Gentleman's Magazine)
 
   
"Recollection of John Keats." By Charles Cowden Clarke. "...It was about this period (1816) that, going to call upon Mr. Leigh Hunt... I took with me two or three of the poems I had received from Keats. I could not but anticipate that hunt would speak encouragingly, and indeed approvingly, of the compositions - Written, too, by a youth under age; but my partial spirit was not prepared for the unhesitating and prompt admiration which broke forth before he had read twenty lines of the first
  poem. Horance Smith happened to be there on the occasion, and he was not less demonstrative in his appreciation of their merits... Smith repeated with applause the lines in italics, saying ‘What a well-condensed expression for a youth so young!’" The Gentleman’s Magazine. Vol. XII. February 1874, Pages 177- 204. Published by Grant & Co., 72 to 78 Turnmill Street, E.C. London.
     
The Gentleman’s Magazine. Vol. XII. February 1874 (Cover)   The Gentleman’s Magazine. Vol. XII. February 1874 (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Circa 1874 Warne)
     
Part of The "Chandos Classics" Series published by Frederick Warne and Co. Publishers’ Preface. The present Edition of Keats’ Poems is a complete reprint of all his poems out of Copyright to the present time, and contains considerably more than any other Non-copyright Edition yet published. It begins with an anonymous Prefatory Memoir. "Whom the Gods love die young," was the belief of antiquity; and such seems to have been, in truth, the case when John Keats, the gifted and beloved, passed away in the dawn of his life, after singing a few brief songs - the promise of a glorious hereafter, destined never to be fulfilled. The tenderest interest hovers over the memory of this
  young poet. Next to Chatterton's his name has become a spell to move the warmest pity and sympathy in English hearts, for his short life was not a happy one, and he died without knowing that he had won the laurel of immortality..." Six wood engraved illustrations by the Dalziel Brothers, one of which is for "The Eve of St. Agnes." Published by Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, London. Scribner, Welford and Armstrong, New York. Boards are bound in a dark blue cloth, stamped and printed in black ink and gilt. Edges are trimmed and gilt three sides. 0000.24
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1876 Osgood)
 
   
The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. By John Keats. Illustrated. "We have rarely seen anything more exquisite in the shape of miniature editions of authors than the "Vest-Pocket Series." Published as part of the Vest-Pocket Series. Also includes nine other poems by Keats. "The Eve of St. Agnes" illustrated with six etchings by an unnamed
  artist. Green cloth, black and gilt-stamped cover. Original list price $0.50. 3.4 x 4.9. (First Edition) (Hard Cover) (Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., Boston. Printed by University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge.)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1876 Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1876 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Among My Books By James Russell Lowell (1876)
 
   
Among My Books. Second Series. By James Russell Lowell, Professor of Belles-Lettres in Harvard College. Hard Cover.
       
Of note is the book plate on the inside front cover, the Boston Public Library, which includes the same logo, which appears on the title page of the 1921 Keats Exhibition. Although it was not officially listed in the catalogue in all probability this copy was highlighted as part of the library’s permanent collection.
       
This volume is comprises of five biographies by Harvard Professor James Russell Lowell, and include Dante, Spenser, Wordsworth, Milton and Keats. Of Keats he writes, "Three men almost contemporaneous with each other, - Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron, - were the great means of bringing back English poetry from the sandy deserts of rhetoric, and recovering for her triple inheritance of simplicity, sensuousness, and passion... Keats had the broadest mind, or at least his mind was open on more sides, and he was able to understand Wordsworth and judge Bryon, equally conscious, through his artistic
   sense, of the greatnesses of the one and the many littlenesses of the other... Keats certainly had more of the penetrative and sympathetic imagination which belongs to the poet, of that imagination which identifies itself with the momentary object of its contemplative, than any man of these later days... His imagination was his bliss and bane... in him we have an example of the renaissance going on almost under our own eyes, and that the intellectual ferment was in him kindled by a purely English leaven.... Keats had an instinct for fine words, which are in themselves pictures and ideas, and had more of the power of poetic expression than any modern English poet... The poems of Keats mark an epoch in English poetry..." Original list price $2.00.
       
Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., Boston. Printed by University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge. Electrotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge. Also see 1887 version.
     
Among My Books (1876 Cover)   Among My Books (1876 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1868, 1876 Moxon)
 
   
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir By Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes). A New, Revised, and Enlarged Edition. Page proceeding Title Page: Portrait by Joseph Severn, engraved by H. Robinson. (London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1868.) First published in 1868 by Edward Moxon, Dover Street, London. This edition is very similar to the version Moxon published in 1854. It includes the extensive "Memoir of John Keats" by Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes). It does not include the 120 designs by George Scharf, but borders each page including the decorative corners as seen on the title
  page. Moxon expands this edition with additional Poems and Sonnets not published in the 1854 edition. As in the 1854 edition, he combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas. Hard Cover. Published by E. Moxon and Co., I, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, London. Printed by Swift and Co., Newton Street, High Holborn, W. C., London. Bound by Baker & Son. Clifton.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1876 Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (1876 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Circa 1878 Ward)
 
   
The Poetical Works of John Keats, Hard Cover. The first half of this volume encompasses five major poems, including, Endymion, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Hyperion. The last half consist of 44 miscellaneous poems, The cap and Bells, Otho the Great and King Stephen. There are 17 decorative illustrations by an unnamed artist. The cover in green cloth, with a stamped, black and gilt design. Back cover has a stamped design only. This volume appears to be part of a larger series, all undated, with the same cover design. "Poetical Works of Byron" is dated 1878 by Google, and stamped "Bodleiam
  Library, 12 May 83, Oxford". "Poetical Works of Pope" is dated 1878 by Google and is stamped "Bodleiam Library, 112 May 83, Oxford". "Poetical Works of Coleridge" is dated 1882 by Google and is stamped "Bodleiam Library, 11 May 83, Oxford". They possibly coincides with Ward & Lock’s "Books for All Time" Series: #15 Keats. #17 Byron, #22 Pope and #24 Coleridge. Published by Ward, Lock, & Co., Warwick House, Dorset Building, Salisbury Square, E.C., London. Printed by Duncan Grant and Company, Edinburgh.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1878 Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (1878 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed (1878 Roberts)
 
   
The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed, In Two Volumes. Vol. I & II, by Leigh Hunt. "Preface. The following Essays have been collected, for the first time, from such of the author’s periodical writings as it was thought might furnish another publication similar to the Indicator. Most of them have been taken from the London Journal; and the remainder from the Liberal, the Monthly Repository, the Tatler and the Round Table... this 19th day of October , 1840." Comprised of Vol. I & II, bound together in one volume. "The Eve of St. Agnes" is in Volume II. Hunt intersperses his commentary through out the poem. The essay was first published in the London Journal, January 21, 1835.
  The last page of the version published by Auvergne Press in 1896 notes: "Leigh Hunt published in 1840 a delightful collection of Essays selected from many he had written for the London Journal; and the remainder from the Liberal, the Monthly Repository, the Tatler and the Round Table. The volume was called: The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed. His motto he selected from Shakepeare (m.s.) "Love adds a precious seeing to the eye." The book is rarely seen, and, perhaps, more rarely read. We have rambled through it, and have selected for re-print his gentle reading of a fellow poet. W. & W. (Winslow & Williams).
     
The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed (1878 Cover)   The Seer; or, Common-Places Refreshed (1878 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
University Press: John Wilson & Son (1879)
 
   
University Press: John Wilson & Son. Ad in The Literary World. Volume IX. June, 1878 - December, 1879. Ad for University Press: John Wilson & Son, in The Literary World. May 24, 1879, page 176, June 21, 1879, page 208. "University Press: John Wilson & Son. University Press, Established 1639. Press of John Wilson & Son, Established 1847. Cambridge, April 15, 1879." University Press was established in 1639. John Wilson & Son was established in 1847. On April 15, 1879 Wilson purchased UP. "It is with pleasure that we announce to our
  friends and the public that we have purchased the right, title and Printing Material of the long-established firm of Welch, Bigelow & Co., known as the 'University Press' and that we have associated with us Mr. Charles E. Wentworth, formerly of Soule, Thomas & Wentworth, of St. Louis... With increased facilities for executing Fine Woodcut Printing..." Original cover price 10 Cents. The Literary World was Published Bi-Weekly by E. H. Hames & Co., Publishers, Boston, Mass.
     
Ad for University Press: John Wilson & Son (May 24 and June 21, 1879)
     
 
 
The Eve of Saint Agnes (1880)
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Illustrated in Nineteen Etchings. By Charles O. Murray. Dark Warm Gray Cloth Hard Cover. "Few poets have ever gained a deeper hold on the affections of their readers than John Keats; and it is with a feeling almost of personal gratulation that these will view the new edition of ‘The Eve of St. Agnes.’ in which that sweetest and tenderest of poems appears with sumptuous provisions of print and paper, and illustrated with nineteen beautiful etchings by Charles O. Murray. So delicately fine are these designs, and so harmonious are all the details of the book, one hesitates to describe or praise it, but feels rather like going at once and bringing his and Keats’s dearest friend, and saying in triumph, ’Look!’ The honor of the
  publication of this work belongs to Sampson, Low & Co., of London..." (Dial, Dec 1880 p.160). "Thoroughly artistic and appealing to the most cultured taste; a really beautiful book." (p.168). Includes two title pages. Printed one side only on stiff paper with tissue bound in front of each illustration. Each Stanza begins with large, decorative initial. Each illustration is bordered by impress of metal plate. Original list price 2 (£). Also published by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington was a "Large-Paper Edition. Proof Impressions on Japanese paper, bound in vellum, of which only 50 copies exist." 3 (£) 3 (Shillings). Large size, 10.5 x 14.25. (First Edition) Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, Crown Building, Fleet Street, London.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes   The Eve of St. Agnes

 

 
 
 
The Eve of Saint Agnes (1880)
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Illustrated in Nineteen Etchings. By Charles O. Murray. Two versions: Burgundy and Dark Green Cloth Hard Cover. "Few poets have ever gained a deeper hold on the affections of their readers than John Keats; and it is with a feeling almost of personal gratulation that these will view the new edition of ‘The Eve of St. Agnes.’ in which that sweetest and tenderest of poems appears with sumptuous provisions of print and paper, and illustrated with nineteen beautiful etchings by Charles O. Murray. So delicately fine are these designs, and so harmonious are all the details of the book, one hesitates to describe or praise it, but feels rather like going at once and bringing his and Keats’s dearest friend, and saying in triumph, ’Look!’ The honor of the publication of this work belongs to Sampson, Low & Co., of London; and Dodd, Mead & Co. are the
  importers of an American imprint edition." (Dial, Dec 1880 p.160). "Thoroughly artistic and appealing to the most cultured taste; a really beautiful book." (p.168). Includes two title pages, Dodd and Sampson. Printed one side only on stiff paper with tissue bound in front of each illustration. Each Stanza begins with large, decorative initial. Each illustration is bordered by impress of metal plate. Large size, 10.5 x 14.25. Original list price 2 (£); $10. Also published by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington was a "Large-Paper Edition. Proof Impressions on Japanese paper, bound in vellum, of which only 50 Copies exist." 3 (£) 3 (Shillings). Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, Crown Building, Fleet Street, London. And Dodd, Mead, and Company, New York. (First Editions)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Burgundy Cloth Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (First Title Page, Both Version)
 
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Dark Green Cloth Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Second Title Page, Both Version)
 
     
 
 
Harper’s Magazine January 1880
First published in 1820 and rejected by the critics. It is the first article published in this issue. Keats based his poem on the tale that a girl could see her future husband in a dream if she performed certain rituals on the eve of St. Agnes. Includes nine illustrations by E. A. Abbey. Eighth illustration: "Pensive awhile she dreams awake." (Note: No where in this issue does Harper's credit the authors or illustrators for
  any of the article printed.) This is the poem that Winslow and Williams, two of Wright’s clients chose to publish for their first volume at Auvergne Press in 1896. Wright designed the title page and Printer’s Device for the book. Original cover price $4 per year (33c per issue). Harper’s Magazine - January 1880. Published monthly by Harper & Brothers, New York.
     
Harper’s Magazine - January 1880 (Cover)   Harper’s Magazine - January 1880 (Page 171)
 
    "Pensive Awhile She Dreams Awake" by E. A. Abbey.
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Worthington) Circa 1880
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir by James Russell Lowell. With Illustrations. This is a reprint of the edition published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston in 1863. The 1863 edition included an additional 21 Posthumous Poems and Sonnets not incorporated in the 1854 Little edition. Earlier versions were published in 1840 (Taylor), 1841 (Smith), 1850 and 1854 (Moxon). In the 1854 and 1863 Little editions, the memoir "The Life of Keats" was signed J. R. L. His name
  is included on the title page. There are also four illustrations by an unnamed artist in this circa 1880 edition. As in the other volumes it combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas, as-well-as the additional 21 Posthumous Poems and Sonnets published in the 1863 Little edition. Published by R. Worthington, New York.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Lovell) 1880
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Part of Lovell’s "Editions of the Poets, Red Line Edition". "These are without doubt the finest editions of the Poets ever issued in this country at a low price .The plates are all new beautiful clear type the paper very good and the binding the best and handsomest that could be designed." From an Ad, Publisher’s Weekly, January 29, 1881. Begins with Keats Preface to "Endymion", dated April 10, 1818, Teignmouth. Includes "The Eve of St. Agnes"
  pages 185 - 199. Five etched illustrations by an unnamed illustrator (possibly Francis T. Palgrave), one of which relates to "The Eve of St. Agnes". Bound in cloth, the cover and spine design is stamped in black and gold, pages are trimmed and have gilt edges. Each page is bordered with four red lines. The plates were used again in by Thomas Y. Crowell in circa 1882, and Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884. Original list price $1.25. Published by John Wurtele Lovell, Publishers, New York.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
John Keats. A Study 1880
John Keats. A Study. By F. M. Owen. Of "The Eve of St. Agnes" Owen writes, "is told with a richness of detail, an exquisite poise of imagination, a reticence which controls its enthusiastic expansion, and a grace and purity and calm which modulate its passion. It is one of the best known of the poems of Keats, and rightly, for it appeals strongly to our human feeling, though it lacks, because it does not need, the
  prophetic element of ‘Endymion’ and ‘Hyperion’. The ‘Eve of St Agnes’ is the most picturesque of all the poems of Keats, its descriptions by far the most artistic." Published by C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, London. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street, London.
     
John Keats. A Study (Cover)   John Keats. A Study (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
Modern Classics, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems (1881 & 1890)
Modern Classics. Characteristics. By Thomas Carlyle. Favorite Poems. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. By John Keats. In the "Catalog of Books Published by Houghton, Mifflin", 1881, (p 145) this is part of the "Modern Classic Series" 32 volume set. No. 19 is divided into three parts, each numbered separately. The Eve of St. Agnes includes six illustrations by an unnamed artist. James Russell Lowell is quoted "The poems of Keats mark an epoch in English poetry. In him a vigorous understanding developed itself in equal measure with the divine faculty; thought emancipated itself from expression without becoming its tyrant; and music and meaning floated together, accordant as swan and shadow, on the smooth element of his verse. We recognize in Keats that indefinable newness and unexpected which we call genius." (p.118) The plates for The Eve of St. Agnes were originally published as a single volume in 1876 by James R. Osgood. Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston. The Riverside Press, Cambridge.
       1890: Modern Classics. Characteristics. By Thomas Carlyle. Favorite Poems. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. By John Keats. Originally published in 1881. Published as part of a 34 volume set. No. 19 is divided into three parts,
 
1890 Cover

 each numbered separately. The Eve of St. Agnes includes six illustrations by an unnamed artist. In the Houghton, Mifflin and Co. 1881 Catalogue of Books (p.118) James Russell Lowell is quoted "The poems of Keats mark an epoch in English poetry. In him a vigorous understanding developed itself in equal measure with the divine faculty; thought emancipated itself from expression without becoming its tyrant; and music and meaning floated together, accordant as swan and shadow, on the smooth element of his verse. We recognize in Keats that indefinable newness and unexpected which we call genius." The end pages include a list of 34 volumes included in the Modern Classics. An ad in the November 22, 1890, Publisher’s Weekly, page 6, announced "A new volume of Modern Classics (No. 34)". Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston. The Riverside Press, Cambridge.)

     
The Eve of St. Agnes (1881 Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (1881 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Household Friends for Every Season (1881)
Household Friends For Every Season. This title was first published in 1864 by Ticknor and Fields. Stereotyped and Printed by University Press: Welch, Bigelow and Company, Cambridge, but lacked Keats’ "The Eve of St. Agnes". In 1871 it was republished without changes by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston. Late Ticknor & Fields, And Fields, Osgood, & Co. Stereotyped and Printed by University Press:
  Welch, Bigelow and Company, Cambridge. It was republished again in 1881 with changes by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston. Originally included were 32 authors and an example of their work. This 1881 version included 32 authors, and added John Keats’ "The Eve of St. Agnes". Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston. Printed by University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge.
     
Household Friends For Every Season (1881 Cover)   Household Friends For Every Season (1881 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1882)
The Choice Series, a set of fourteen books, one of which was "The Eve of St. Agnes", was first published in 1875 (right) by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, New York. An ad by Cassell, Petter & Galpin in the December, 1875 (Christmas) issue of Publisher’s Weekly, page 844, announced New Books, included The Choice Series and "The Eve of St. Agnes". Each sold for $1.25. John Cassell, a publisher had added two partners to form Cassell, Petter & Galpin. In 1878 with the addition of a new partner, Robert Turner, the firm became Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. The address was 596 Broadway, New York. In the January 15, 1881 issue of P.W, page 43, they announced a move to new quarters at 739-741 Broadway, New York. An ad in the Sept. 15, 1882 issue of Publisher’s Weekly, page 514, announced New Editions from Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. which included The Choice Series, in "new and handsome binding", $1.00 each. The set included the same fourteen books published in 1875, one of which was this volume of "The Eve of St. Agnes". The title page does not reference the new address, but the old, 596 Broadway. C.P.G. & Co. ran an ad in the January 29, 1881 issue of Publisher’s Weekly listing the "books published in 1880", and no mention of "The Choice Series". Taking all of this into consideration, it seems safe to assume that this volume was published in 1882. A date inscribed on the front fly leaf is dated December 25, 1883. In 1888 the company’s name was changed again to Cassell & Co, Ltd.
 
Cover and Title Page for "The Eve of St. Agnes", published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin (1975). Printed by R. Clay, Sons and Taylor, Printers, London.
Illustrated by Edward H. Wehnert (but no credit given to him); Engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton, and James Cooper. Published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin, & Co., 596, Broadway, New York. Printed by R. Clay, Sons and Taylor, Printers, London.) Cloth cover, beveled edges, blind stamped with black vine and gilt letters. Trimmed and gilt edges three sides. Blank pages are inserted every other page, between each printed page. Printed pages heavier stock, blank pages light stock. Edward H. Wehnert illustrations, engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton, and James Cooper, were first published in 1956.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (1882 Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (1882 Title Page)
 
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1882 Roberts Brothers)
Chronologically arranged and edited, with a memoir by Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes), D. C. C., Hon. Fellow of Trin. Coll., Cambridge. "The object of the chronological arrangement of this edition, and the consequent insertion of some pieces of comparatively little value, is to present a faithful self-drawn literary picture of the short and sad poetical life. Had Keats lived to maturity his claim on the larger sympathies of mankind... This volume alone contains all his works..." The volume begins with the Houghton Memoir. "The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, published first in 1848, and in
  a more complete form in 1867, contained the biography of the poet, mainly conveyed in the language of his own correspondence... The ‘Adonais’ of Shelley remains the immortal literary monument of the life, work, and sorrows of John Keats." The frontispiece is a portrait etching of John Keats by "Andrew-Sc", adapted from a portrait by Joseph Severn. Each page is bordered in a red box with decorative corners. Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Printed by University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1882 Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (1882 Title Page)
 
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Roberts 1882)
The Poetical Works of John Keats, Chronologically arranged and edited, with a memoir by Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes), D. C. C., Hon. Fellow of Trin. Coll., Cambridge. Editor’s Note. "The object of the chronological arrangement of this edition, and the consequent insertion of some pieces of comparatively little value, is to present a faithful self-drawn literary picture of the short and sad poetical life. Had Keats lived to maturity his claim on the larger sympathies of mankind... This volume alone contains all his works..." The volume begins with the Houghton Memoir. "The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, published first in 1848, and in a more complete form in 1867,
  contained the biography of the poet, mainly conveyed in the language of his own correspondence... The ‘Adonais’ of Shelley remains the immortal literary monument of the life, work, and sorrows of John Keats." Includes an etching of John Keats by "Andrew-Sc", adapted from a portrait by Joseph Severn. Each page is bordered in a red box with decorative corners. Hard cover. Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Printed by University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge. Blue cloth, gilt and black stamped design on cover and spine. Edges are trimmed and gilt. Red line borders each page. First Edition.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell - Circa 1882)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Not dated, circa 1882. Part of Crowell’s Red Line Poets, including 50 different volumes. Begins with Keats Preface to "Endymion", dated April 10, 1818, Teignmouth. Includes "The Eve of St. Agnes" pages 185 - 199. Six etched illustrations by the Dalziel Brothers, one of which relates to "The Eve of St. Agnes". Inscribed and dated on the FFEP, Dec. 25th, 1890. Reported copy: "Owen Meredith. Same cover design, inscribed October 21, 1882. Original list price $1.25. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., No. 13 Astor Place, New York. Gilt edges, Red Line borders, Illustrated and elegantly bound. Green cloth, gilt design on cover and spine. Ad advertisement in 1882 announced the sale of Crowell's Red Line edition.
 

An Ad published in 1882

   
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell - Circa 1882)
Possibly a version of Crowell’s Red Line Poets, including 50 different volumes. Exactly the same as (0000.06), except for the cover. This volume begins with Keats Preface to "Endymion", dated April 10, 1818, Teignmouth. Includes "The Eve of St. Agnes" pages 185 - 199. Six wood engraved illustrations by the Dalziel Brothers, one of which is
  for "The Eve of St. Agnes." Published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., No. 13 Astor Place, New York. Gilt edges, Red Line borders each page, Illustrated and elegantly bound. Tan cloth, gilt and black stamped design on cover and spine. (Version two)
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)

 

 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1883 & 1884)
"But who would part with what he has left us, let the faults be what they may? No works of our literature are more truly poetical, none more completely carry one away into an ideal realm, where worldly noises come to the ear, it they reach it al all, subdued and deadened; none breathe out of them, and around them, a more bewitching atmosphere." Part of the English Classics Series (No. 40), with philological and explanatory notes by J. W. Hales, M. A., late fellow and assistant
  tutor of Christ’s College, Cambridge; Barrister at-law of Lincoln’s Inn; Lecturer in English literature and classical composition at King’s College, London. Published by Clark & Maynard, Publishers, 734 Broadway, New York.
   

1884 Second Edition

The Eve of St. Agnes (1883 First Edition Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (1883 Title Page)
 
     
     
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (1889)

First published in 1883 by Clark & Maynard. "But who would part with what he has left us, let the faults be what they may? No works of our literature are more truly poetical, none more completely carry one away into an ideal realm, where worldly noises come to the ear, it they reach it al all, subdued and deadened; none breathe out of them, and around them, a more bewitching atmosphere." Part of the English Classics Series (No. 40 of 78), with philological and explanatory notes by J. W. Hales, M. A., late fellow and assistant tutor of Christ’s College, Cambridge; Barrister at-law of Lincoln’s Inn; Lecturer in English literature and classical composition at King’s College, London.

 

Purchased along with eleven others English Classic Series volumes. Third Edition. Published by Effingham Maynard & Co., Successors to Clark & Maynard, Publishers, 771 Broadway and 67 & 69 Ninth St., New York.

   
The Eve of St. Agnes (1889 Third Edition Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (1889 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats. Vol. I (1883 Reeves & Turner)
The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats. Now first brought together, Including poems and numerous letters not before published. Edited with notes and appendices by Harry Buxton Forman. In four volumes. (See Volume I) Volume II begins with "Keats’s third and last book, issued in the summer of 1820 ‘Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes’". Reprinted page for page, Forman has added commentary plus footnotes related to the original manuscript . The lines have been numbered: 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. "In a letter to George Keats and his wife dated the 14th of February (1819), Keats says that he took with him to Chichester, where he had been staying in January, "some of the thin paper, and wrote on it a little poem called ‘St. Agnes’ Eve,’ which you will have as it is, when I have finished the blank part of the rest for you.’ The balance of Volume II includes poems and
   sonnets, as well as thirteen appendixes. Appendix I: Hunt’s review of "Lamia, Isabella and Eve" first published in "The Indicator", 1820. Appendix II: "Later remarks on Keats by Leigh Hunt" was first published by Smith, Elder, and Co., London in 1844, entitled "Imagination and Fancy". He writes "Keats was born a poet... Repeated editions of him in England, France, and America, attest its triumphant survival of all obloquy; and there can be no doubt that he has taken a permanent station among British Poets, of a very high, if not thoroughly mature, description. ...the Eve of Saint Agnes still appears to me the most delightful and complete specimen of his genius..." Portrait of Keats engraved by C. Wass from a chalk drawing by William Hilton R.A. Published by Reeves & Turner, 196 Strand, London, Printed by Chiswick Press, C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats V II (1883 Reeves Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats V II (1883 Reeves Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Letters and Poems of John Keats (1883 Dodd, Mean & Co.)
The Letters and Poems of John Keats. In Three Volumes. Vol. II & Vol. III. Published as a three volume set, "With the annotations of Lord Houghton, and a memoir by Jno. Gilmer Speed." Volume I was sub-titled "The Letters of John Keats". Volumes II and III were sub-titled "The Poems of John Keats, Vol. I and II". Volume II contains a 22 page
   Memoir on the life an work of John Keats, written by Speed. Volume III contains "The Eve of St. Agnes". Published by Dodd, Mean & Company, New York. Printed by the Press of Theo. L. De Vinne & Co., New York.
     
The Letters and Poems of John Keats (1883 Dodd Cover)   The Letters and Poems of John Keats (1883 Dodd Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works John Keats (1884 Belford, Clark & Co.)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Reprinted from the latest revised edition. Illustrated. Part of The "Arundel Poets" series published by Belford, Clarke & Co. Begins with Keats Preface to "Endymion", dated April 10, 1818, Teignmouth. Includes "The Eve of St. Agnes" pages 185 - 199. Six etched illustrations by the Dalziel Brothers, one of which relates to "The Eve of St. Agnes". Each page is bordered with
  four red lines and uses the same black plates as The Poetical Works of John Keats published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, circa 1882. Published by Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago and New York. Printed and bound by Donohue & Henneberry, Chicago. Burgandy cloth, gilt and green design embossed on cover and spine.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1884 Belford, Clark Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (1884 Belford, Clark Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (DeWolfe) 1884
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Similar titles were published in 1840 (Taylor), 1841 (Smith), 1850 and 1854 (Moxon), 1854 (Little). This 1884 edition includes five illustrations by an unnamed artist. One illustration relates to "The Eve of St. Agnes" (page 199). Although the artist is not identified, the illustration by Edward H. Wehnert was first published for Joseph Cundall, by Sampson Low and Son, London, in 1856, entitled "When they St. Agnes' wool are weaving piously". As in the
  other volumes it combines "Endymion" published in 1818, "Lamia. Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other Poems" published in 1820, as well as miscellaneous poems, sonnets, epistles and stanzas, with additional sonnets and posthumous poems not included in the earlier editions. Published by DeWolfe, Fiske & Company, 365 Washington Street, Boston.
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (MacMillan) 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Reprinted From The Original Editions With Notes by Francis T. Palgrave. This version of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" begins with a short introduction by Francis T. Palgrave, dated August 1884, and ends with his extensive note on Keats writings. Palgrave also arranges Keats writings according to when they were published; 1817, 1818, 1820 and "Posthuma" (published after his death). He also includes "A drawing by the great and tender-souled Flaxman... to enable me to please myself by prefacing Keats with a design which is so much in harmony with
 
his own art, in point of grandeur and of beauty." Published by MacMillan and Co., London. Reprinted in 1886, 1889, and 1892. A Large Paper Edition was published in 1885. (Cover is pictured to the right.) ("Two Hundred and Fifty copies of this Large Paper Edition were Printed in August 1885". Published by MacMillan and Co. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.)
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell) 1884
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Reprinted From The Original Editions With Notes by Francis T. Palgrave, Professor of Poetry in The University of Oxford. This version of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" begins with a short introduction by Francis T. Palgrave, dated August 1884, and ends with his extensive notes on Keats writings. Palgrave also arranges his writings in the order they were published;
  1817, 1818, 1820 and "Posthuma" (published after his death). This American version included notes to correspond with the printing of the English version printed by MacMillan and Co., London. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York. Republished by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York and Boston, in 1893.
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (1884 Reeves & Turner)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. Where the 1883 Reeves editions comprised four volumes, this 1884 is a single volume. This volume begins with the extensive Editor’s Preface, dated December 1883. Forman writes: "The manuscripts of Endymoin, Lamia, The Eve of St. Agnes and portions of Isabella should be mentioned as especially important among a great mass of manuscripts which have been consulted... Hunt, in his admirable remarks upon The Eve of St. Agnes, points to the fainting of Porphyre at sight of Madeline as the one flaw in the poem, and
  apologizes for it on the score of the poet’s enfeebled state of health at the time. But I think this is rather hard on all three - poem, poet and disease. If it be so decided a fault, I fear we must acquit bodily disease of any part or lot in it, for Keats’s young people always had a way of fainting, whether conceived in his more vigorous or in his less vigorous period..." ` by Joseph Severn: etched by W. B. Scott from a Miniature in the possession of the Editor. Published by Reeves & Turner, 196 Strand, London, Printed by Chiswick Press, C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1884 Reeves Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (1884 Reeves Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1884 Paul)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Edited By William T. Arnold. This edition of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" was "arranged and planned in all its essential features in 1880. Its appearance has been delayed by unforeseen causes, of which the fire at the publishing offices was the chief." This volume begins with an extensive introduction and notes on the text by William T. Arnold. He also arranges Keats’ writings in the order they were published; 1817, 1818,
   1820 and "Posthumous Poems and Sonnets" (published after his death). The portrait prefixed to this edition is an etching by Mr. S. H. Llewellyn, after a painting by Wm. Hilton, R.A., based on a miniature by Joseph Severn. Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, London. Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross, London.
     
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1884)
"Keats. ...young poets will chance upon one another, among millions; ‘there’s a special providence’ in their conjunction and forgathering, instinct and circumstance join hands to bring this about. The name Keats is set within a circlet of other names, - those of Clarke, Reynolds, Hunt, Charles Brown, the artist Haydon and Severn, - each of which is brighter for the fact that its owner game something f his love an help to the poet whose name outshines them all. The name itself, at first derided as uncouth, has become a portion of the loveliness which once he made more lovely; it belongs to an ideal now so consecrate that all who watched with him, if but for an hour, have some part of our affections." Includes two illustrations. "The Life-Mask of John Keats", engraved by T. Johnson, after a photograph of the life mask created by Haydon. Keats first met artist Benjamin Robert Haydon on October 31, 1816. A month after sketching a profile in November, 1816, for incorporating into a large picture he was painting entitled "Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem", he created a life mask of Keats, leaving with us nearly a photographic image of John Keats. The second is an illustration of "The Graves of Keats and Severn", drawn by Walter Severn, engraved by H. E. Babcock.

The article was written by Edmund S. Stedman and published in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - February 1884. Published by The Century Co., New York.

 

     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Wilson & Son Edition)
Published with twenty-five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. "Illuminated title page, initials and borders in gold and colors. 20 full-page and other illustrations with illuminated border around each... A beautiful edition of this beautiful poem. The illuminations on every page are in the highest style of art..." Joseph McDonough (Lit. Coll, Dec 1903 p. V). Same as above two volumes with changes. Page crediting illustrator and two pages listing illustrations are deleted, but decorative borders and initials have been added. John Wilson was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 16, 1802. He apprenticed as a printer, and in 1847 moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he established John Wilson and Son, a printing and publishing business. In 1879 he moved to Cambridge, when he purchased University Press. University Press
  was established in 1639. The Press of John Wilson & Son was established in 1847. On April 15, 1879 Wilson purchased UP. "...we have purchased the right. Title and Printing Material of the long-established firm of Welch, Bigelow & Co., known as the "University Press" and that we have associated with us Mr. Charles E. Wentworth, formerly of Soule, Thomas & Wentworth, of St. Louis... With increased facilities for executing Fine Woodcut Printing..." (Ad 5/24 & 6/21/1879 The Literary World).  He past away on August 3, 1868, and his son continued operating the business. Original 1885 price $2.00. Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. Illuminated Missal Series, (Trade Mark). Published by University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge. U.S.A.
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Estes Edition)
Published with twenty five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Elaborate gilt-stamped cover, utilizing the illustration from the title page. Gilt edges. Four cover variations: blue, green, brown and tan. Blue version larger than green. The balance of the volume is consistent in all four variations. Dana Estes was born  in Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies. The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat Co., both in Boston. (Publ Week 6-98, p.905) Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T.  Andrew. Geo T. Andrew was an artisan who worked on many books during this time period. Lacking a photographic process, the illustrations were engraved on wood by hand, creating exquisite reproductions of the original illustrations. Published By Estes & Lauriat (Boston). Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge (USA).
       The Brown Nims Version is an exact version of the Green Estes version, size, end papers, etc. Only changes is color of cover and company name on title page. Published By H. B. Nims & Company, Troy, NY. Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth.
 
Blue Estes Cover Brown Nims Cover Brown Nims Cover
 
University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge [USA].) According to his obituary,  Henry B. Nims was born and worked in Troy, NY his whole life. "He was one of the rapidly dwindling ‘Old Guard’ of the book trade." In 1849 he began working as a clerk in Merriam, Moore & Co., a book store and publisher in Troy. He became a partner, and in 1869 the name was H. B. Nims & Co. He passed away on April 10, 1896.
 
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Estes Alligator Edition)
The Eve of St. Agnes (Hard Cover) Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T. Andrew. Published with twenty five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. A) Boards are covered front & back with alligator skin, ribbon woven into front cover, gilt letters (below). B) Front and back covers have two knobs with tassel ties for closure of the covers (right). C) Boards are covered front & back with seal skin, gilt letters (right). The December, 1885 issue of "The Literary News" indicates that these volumes were available in cloth, alligator, seal and Spanish calf. Edges trimmed. Dana Estes was born in Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies. The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat
 

Co., both in Boston. (Publisher's Week 6-98, p.905). First Edition. Original list price of cloth $1.50, alligator cover $2.50, seal and Spanish calf $5.00. Published By Estes & Lauriat (Boston). Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge [USA].

     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Estes Edition II)
Published with twenty five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Cover is adaptation of the inside illustration "Down the wide stairs a darkling way they found". No other changes to this Estes version. Dana Estes was born in Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies. The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat Co., both in Boston.
  (Publishers Week 6-98, p.905)  Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T. Andrew. Geo T. Andrew was an artisan who worked on many books during this time period. Lacking a photographic process, the illustrations were engraved on wood by hand, creating exquisite reproductions of the original illustrations. Published By Estes & Lauriat (Boston). Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge (USA). (Padded Hard Cover) 
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Estes Edition III)
     
Published with twenty five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Cover is adaptation of the inside illustration "Down the wide stairs a darkling way they found". No other changes to this Estes version. Dana Estes was born in Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies. The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat Co., both in Boston. (Publishers   Week 6-98, p.905). Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T. Andrew. Geo T. Andrew was an artisan who worked on many books during this time period. Lacking a photographic process, the illustrations were engraved on wood by hand, creating exquisite reproductions of the original illustrations. Published By Estes & Lauriat (Boston). Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge (USA). (Padded Hard Cover)
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Estes Edition IV)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes, published with twenty-five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Cover boards are covered in a modeled beige paper, title is foil stamped on the cover. Bottom left hand corner also foil stamped "Patent applied for". This Estes version’s cover and page size is reduced, but illustrations and text are not reduced in size. Dana Estes was born in Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles   Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies. The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat Co., both in Boston. (Publ Week 6-98, p.905). Published By Estes & Lauriat (Boston). Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge {USA}.
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Estes Edition V)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes, published with twenty-five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Cover boards are covered in a light beige cloth and printed paper. Decorative design and title are stamped into the cover. Title is blue, design is stamped in silver. Silver stamping was abandoned by binders in the mid 1800s because pure silver eventually would tarnish to black. In the 1880s silver stamping was achieved with a mixture of palladium and aluminum, which would not tarnish. Ribbed light beige paper is printed in four colors. Light and dark green, tan and metallic gold inks. Three edges are silver gilt. Estes was born in   Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies. The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat Co., both in Boston. (Publ Week 6-98, p.905). Published by Estes & Lauriat (Boston). Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge [USA]. Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T. Andrew.
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Estes Edition VI)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes, by John Keats. Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T. Andrew. Published with twenty five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. The design and lettering on the cover is embossed and gilt. The design is composed of gold, green and copper gilt, the lettering is gold. The illustration of the women appears to be printed as a photogravure, green ink. All four sides are trimmed and gilt, and bound by what appears to be a form of "pipe-cleaner" wire. Dana Estes was born in Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the   book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies. The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat Co., both in Boston. Publisher's Week 6-98, p.905) First Edition. Published By Estes & Lauriat (Boston). Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge [USA].
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1885 Nims Edition)
Published with twenty five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Red cloth cover. Same as above except for cover. According to his obituary, Henry B. Nims was born and worked in Troy, NY his whole life. "He was one of the rapidly dwindling ‘Old Guard’ of the book trade." In 1849 he began working as a clerk in Merriam, Moore & Co., a book store and publisher in Troy. He became a partner, and in 1869 the name was H. B. Nims & Co. He passed away on April 10, 1896.  Illustrated by
  Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T. Andrew. Geo T. Andrew was an artisan who worked on many books during this time period. Lacking a photographic process, the illustrations were engraved on wood by hand, creating exquisite reproductions of the original illustrations. Published By H. B. Nims & Company, Troy, NY. Copyright, 1885. By Charles E. Wentworth. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge (USA).
     
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The Poems of John Keats, With Prefatory Memoir (1885 Warne)
The Poems of John Keats, With Prefatory Memoir. "Every year, since the death of Keats, has added to the number of those who appreciate and love his poems, and every new Edition of them has been welcomed by the Public. The present one contains all the Poems published during the young poet’s life: those in the ‘Literary Remains,’ gathered together after his death by his sympathetic editor, Lord Houghton; and several taken from papers and magazines to which Keats contributed... his short life was not a happy one, and he died without knowing that he had won the laurel of immortality." His first "volume of poems, which appeared in 1817, fell unnoticed from the press... In 1820 appeared ‘Lamia, Isabella, Eve of St. Agnes and other poems". It was praised, but sold slowly. Of these poems, and of ‘Endymion,’ Lord Jeffrey, in the Edinburgh Review of August, 1820, says:- ‘We had never happened to see either of these volumes till very lately, and have been exceedingly
   struck with the genius they display and the spirit of poetry which breathes through all their extravagances... The ‘Eve of St. Agnes’... is unequalled for the for beauty of description... His brief, hapless life - his exquisite genius - the modesty and even bitterness of his self-given epitaph - have greatly endeared him to his countrymen, and the one name they, perhaps, hold most dear amongst the names of their national poets is that of Keats." Excerpts from the introductory Prefactory Memoir, left unnamed, but most likely Frederick Warne. He formed his publishing house in 1865. Initially he rejected Beatrix Potter’s tale of a rabbit, but in 1901 reconsidered and published "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". Published by Frederick Warne and Co., LTD. London and New York. Printed in Great Britain by Mackays LTD., Chatham.
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (1885 Scott)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With an Introductory Sketch by John Hogben. The Canterbury Poets. Edited by William Sharp. This volume begins with an extensive introductory sketch by John Hogben. "The impression the subject of the sketch has made on the world is, in may ways, a deep and notable one. The high value, and the Spring-freshness of his poems; the harsh treatment he received at the hand of his inferiors; the unfulfilled, yet devouring, love for the woman of his choice; the early death in a foreign land - all serve to fill the picture of his life with tenderest light and shadow. On instinctively hushes one’s
  voice while speaking of Keats; and it is difficult to restrain a certain enthusiasm of generosity which might easily be spent at the expense of judgment. The top is trimmed, side and bottom untrimmed. Original list price 1 Shilling. Published by Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, London. 3 East 14th Street, New York. Printed by The Walter Scott Press, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Label pasted to spine "Poetical Works of John Keats. Edited with Prefatory Notice, by J. Hogben. Not dated, but it is dated 1885 in the Bibliography at the end of "Life of John Keats" page ii, published in 1887 by Walter Scott.
     
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The Eve of St. Agnes (1886 Estes Large)
The Eve of St. Agnes. Large paper edition. Covers are very thick (.25"), are embossed and bound in old Spanish morocco. End papers are covered in silk. Sixteen illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett were etched by Geo T. Andrew and printed on large paper, with India Proof Impressions of the Plates. Each illustration occupies a leaf by itself and the text is printed on one side of rough leaves facing the pictures. (Although not identifying Andrew, they are the same plates as the 1885 editions.) Geo T. Andrew was an artisan who worked on many books during this time period. Lacking a photographic process, the illustrations were engraved on wood by hand, creating exquisite reproductions of the original illustrations. Back cover heavily embossed. Edges are trimmed and gilt. This edition was produced and was uniform with the deluxe edition of "Lenore" by Edgar Allen Poe. Both covers are exactly the same, only the title changes. Dana Estes was born in Maine on March 4, 1840. He entered the book business as a clerk in 1864, and in 1872 partnered with Charles Emelius Lauriat to form Estes & Lauriat. In 1898 the firm separated forming two companies.
 

"Lenore" by Edgar Allen Poe

The publishing side became Dana Estes & Co., and the retail side became Charles E. Lauriat Co., both in Boston. (Publ Week 6-98, p.905). Original list price $10.00. (Approximately $240 in 2012 dollars.) Published By Estes & Lauriat Boston. Copyright, 1885, By Charles E. Wentworth. Hand written on one copy: "Limited to 280 copies. No. 40." Second copy text printed: Edition limited to 280 copies. No, (hand written) "126". Printed by Brennan and Wilcox. (First Edition)

 

     
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  The art of bookmaking: India Proof Impressions. An expensive process in evidence at the beginning of the 1800s.
       An India Proof (Engraving), is a proof impression from an engraved plate, taken on India paper.
       India paper is a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not glossy surface, used for printing engravings and woodcuts.
       Excerpts from Publisher's Weekly, May 19, 1888: The engraved plate to be printed is heated to a moderate temperature on a heated stone slab. This allows the ink to flow and enter the depths of the lines. The surface of the plate is then wiped with a cloth and polished with the palm of the printer's hand. The plate, still warm, is placed upon a press. The paper which is damp is laid upon it and is rolled under a roller padded out with blankets, whose pressure forces the paper into the lines till it takes up the ink which fills them. The dampening of the paper keeps it from adhering to the plate.
       Proofs are printed on India paper, for which no substitute for the finest printing has yet been discovered. India paper is a production of the East as its name implies. Its substance is vegetable fiber and possesses an amazing tenacity, delicate richness of color, and beauty of surface. India paper of the best quality is difficult to procure and very costly. In taking India proofs, the India paper is cut to the proper proportion and carefully laid upon the plate. A second sheet of ordinary plate paper is laid over it and it is run through the press. The glutinous quality of the India paper and the pressure cause it to adhere to the plate paper and it comes out mounted and ready for use. Proofs require so much care in printing that only a few impressions can be made in a day.
     
     
 
Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats (1886, 1891)
Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. First Printed Pisa with the types of didot in 1821 and now reprinted in exact fac-simile (See 1821 fac-simile). Edited With a Bibliographical Introduction By Thomas J. Wise. "Of this Book, Three Hundred Copies have been printed." (Shelley Society Publications. Second Series. No. 1. Published For The Shelley Society By Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand, London. Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, Bread Street Hill, London. Bungay, Suffolk.)
       
Adonais was also Published and Printed in 1891 at the Clarendon Press, Oxford by Horace Hart, Printer to the University. Edited with Introduction and Notes by William Michael Rossetti.
       
June the 8th, 1821, Shelley wrote to Mr. Charles Oilier, from Pisa, the following letter, which is given in the Shelley Memorials—1859—pp. 155, 156: "Dear Sir, You may announce for publication a poem entitled Adonais. It is a lament on the death of poor Keats, with some interposed stabs on the assassins of his peace and of his fame; and will be preceded by a criticism on Hyperion, asserting the due claims
  which that fragment gives him to the rank which I have assigned him..." In his preface Shelley writes. "The genius of the lamented person to whose memory I have dedicated these unworthy verses, was not less delicate and fragile than it was beautiful... The savage criticism of his Endymion, which appeared in the Quarterly Review, produced the most violent effect on his susceptible mind; the agitation thus originated ended in the rupture of a blood-vessel..." This later proved to be untrue. He continues "...the succeeding acknowledgments from more candid critics, of the true greatness of his powers, were ineffective to heal the wound thus wantonly inflicted. It may be well said, that these wretched men know not what they do. They scatter their insults and their slanders without heed as to whether the poisoned shaft lights on a heart made callous by many blows..." Shelley published his Elegy at Pisa, where it was "printed with the types of Didot." The original price was 3s. 6d (3 Shillings, 6 pence.) and was issued in blue paper wrappers, with woodcut and ornamental border. (See 1821 fac-simile.) Original list price Ten Shillings.
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (1886 Scott)
This volume begins with an extensive introductory sketch by John Hogben. "The impression the subject of the sketch has made on the world is, in may ways, a deep and notable one. The high value, and the Spring-freshness of his poems; the harsh treatment he received at the hand of his inferiors; the unfulfilled, yet devouring, love for the woman of his choice; the early death in a foreign land - all serve to fill the picture of his life with tenderest light and shadow. On instinctively hushes one’s voice while speaking of Keats; and it is difficult to restrain a
  certain enthusiasm of generosity which might easily be spent at the expense of judgement." The plates used for this volume, were used for (0009.04), published in 1885. The only differences are the cover and title page, and the addition of the red border on each page. Published by Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, and Newcastle-on-Tyne, London. Tan cloth, gilt and black stamped design on cover and spine. Edges are trimmed and red. Red line borders each page.
     
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Among My Books By James Russell Lowell (1876, 1887)
 
   
Among My Books. Second Series. By James Russell Lowell. 1887 Hard Cover. First published in 1876: Among My Books. Second Series. By James Russell Lowell, Professor of Belles-Lettres in Harvard College.
       
This volume is comprises of five biographies by Harvard Professor James Russell Lowell, and include Dante, Spenser, Wordsworth, Milton and Keats. Of Keats he writes, "Three men almost contemporaneous with each other, - Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron, - were the great means of bringing back English poetry from the sandy deserts of rhetoric, and recovering for her her triple inheritance of simplicity, sensuousness, and passion... Keats had the broadest mind, or at least his mind was open on more sides, and he was able to understand Wordsworth and judge Bryon, equally conscious, through his artistic sense, of the greatnesses of the one and the many littlenesses of the other... Keats certainly had more of the penetrative and sympathetic imagination which belongs to the poet, of that imagination which
   identifies itself with the momentary object of its contemplative, than any man of these later days... His imagination was his bliss and bane... in him we have an example of the renaissance going on almost under our own eyes, and that the intellectual ferment was in him kindled by a purely English leaven.... Keats had an instinct for fine words, which are in themselves pictures and ideas, and had more of the power of poetic expression than any modern English poet... The poems of Keats mark an epoch in English poetry..."
       
This 1887 version published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston. 11 East Seventeenth Street, New York. Printed by Riverside Press, Cambridge. Electrotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge. Copyright 1876, By James Russell Lowell.
       
1876 edition published by James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., Boston. Printed by University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge. Electrotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge.
     
Among My Books (1887 Cover)   Among My Books (1887 Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Keats. By Sidney Colvin (1887)
 
   
Keats. By Sidney Colvin. Edited by John Morley. A biography and study of Keats life and work. "Science may one day ascertain the laws of distribution and descent which govern the firths of genius, but in meantime a birth like that of Keats presents to the ordinary mind a striking instance of nature's inscrutability. If we consider the other chief poets of the time, we can commonly recognize either some strain of power in their blood or some strong inspiring influence in the scenery
  and traditions of their home... We know not how much of Hyperion had been written when he laid it aside in January to take up the composition of St. Agnes's Eve, that unsurpassed example — nay, must we not rather call it unequalled? — of the pure charm of coloured and romantic narrative in English verse." Original list price 75 cents. Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, New York. (First Edition).
     
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Life of John Keats. By William Michael Rossetti (1887)
 
   
Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti. Edited by Eric S. Robertson. " ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’, though it assumes a narrative form, is hardly a narrative, but rather a monody of dreamy richness, a pictured and scenic presentment, which sentiment again permeates and over-rules. I rate it far above ‘Isabella’ - and indeed above all those poems of Keats, not purely lyrical, in which human or quasi-human agents bear their part, except only the ballad ‘La BelleDame sans Merci’ and the uncompleted ‘Eve of St. Mark.’ "Hyperion’ stands aloof in lonely majesty; but I think that, in the long run, even ‘Hyperion’ represents the genius of Keats less adequately, and past question less characteristically, than ‘The Eve of St, Agnes’... The power of ‘The Eve of St, Agnes’... lies in the delicate transfusion of sight and emotion   into sound; in making pictures out of words, or turning words into pictures; of giving a visionary beauty to the closest items of description; of holding all the materials of the poem in a long-drawn suspense of music and reverie... is par excellence the poem of ‘glamour’... Perhaps no reader has ever risen from ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ dissatisfied. After a while he can question the grounds of his satisfaction, and may possibly find them wanting; but he has only to peruse the poem again, and the same spell is upon him." Extensive Bibliography on the published writings of Keats, pages i-xi (end). Original list price 1 Shilling 6d. (Note: PW Keats 1888 Scott 1 Shilling). Published by Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, London. Part of the series "Great Writers")
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (1887 Roberts)
 
   
The Poetical Works of John Keats, Chronologically arranged and edited, with a memoir by Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes), D. C. C., Hon. Fellow of Trin. Coll., Cambridge. By John Keats, Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes). Editor’s Note. "The object of the chronological arrangement of this edition, and the consequent insertion of some pieces of comparatively little value, is to present a faithful self-drawn literary picture of the short and sad poetical life. Had Keats lived to maturity his claim on the larger sympathies of mankind... This volume alone contains all his works..." The volume begins with the Houghton Memoir. "The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, published first in 1848, and in a more complete form in 1867,   contained the biography of the poet, mainly conveyed in the language of his own correspondence... The ‘Adonais’ of Shelley remains the immortal literary monument of the life, work, and sorrows of John Keats." Includes a frontispiece etching of John Keats by "Andrew-Sc", adapted from a portrait by Joseph Severn. This volume uses the same plates Roberts used for the two volumes published in 1882, minus the red border. Only other difference in the three volumes is the cover. (First Edition) Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Printed by University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge. Padded leather, gilt and stamped on cover and spine. Edges are trimmed and gilt. Decorative cloth endpages have a gilt design.
     
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The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats. Vol. I (1889 Reeves & Turner)
The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats. Edited with Notes and Appendices By H. Buxton Forman. In Four Volumes. Reissues with Additions and Corrections. Volume I - Poetry. (Note: Volume II was also reissued with minor Additions and Corrections.) Volume I begins with the extensive Editor’s Preface, dated October 1883. Forman writes: "The manuscripts of Endymoin, Lamia, The Eve of St. Agnes and portions of Isabella should be mentioned as especially fruitful of various readings and canceled passages... Hunt, in his admirable remarks upon The Eve of St. Agnes, points to the fainting of Porphyre at sight of Madeline as the one flaw in the poem,
  and apologizes for it on the score of the poet’s enfeebled state of health at the time. But I think this is rather hard on all three - poem, poet and disease. If it be so decided a fault, I fear we must acquit bodily disease of any part or lot in it, for Keats’s young people always had a way of fainting, whether conceived in his more vigorous or in his less vigorous period..." Portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn: photo-intaglio from a Miniature in the possession of the Editor. Burial-place of Keats: etched by Arthur Evershed from a drawing by Samuel Palmer. (Published by Reeves & Turner, 196 Strand, London. Printed by Chiswick Press, C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.)
     
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Selections from Keats (1889 Routledge)
Selections from Keats. Published as part of the "Routledge Pocket Library" series. This volume begins with a "Prefatory Note". Tutin explains, "The present volume has been carefully prepared, in the case of poems published during Keats' lifetime, from the author's own text. The posthumous pieces included are edited from the best sources. It will be seen that I have included all the pieces contained in Keats' volume of 1820 entitled "Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other Poems" and I have followed the author's own arrangement in the
  case of these pieces. The poems selected from the volume published in 1817 also follow Keats' arrangement. The posthumous pieces given are, as nearly as ascertainable, arranged in the chronological order of their composition. This little volume contains several poems not included in any other non - copyright edition." Published by George Routledge and Sons. Broadway, Ludgate Hill. London, Glasgow, Manchester, and New York. Printed by Ballantyne Press: Edinburgh and London.
     
Selections from Keats (Cover)   Selections from Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Poetical Works of John Keats (1889 MacMillan)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Reprinted From The Original Editions With Notes by Francis T. Palgrave. This version of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" was first published in 1884 and reprinted in 1886. It begins with a short introduction by Francis T. Palgrave, dated August 1884, and ends with his extensive notes on Keats writings. Palgrave also arranges his writings in the order they were
  published; 1817, 1818, 1820 and "Posthuma" (published after his death). He also includes "A drawing by the great and tender-souled Flaxman... to enable me to please myself by prefacing Keats with a design which is so much in harmony with his own art, in point of grandeur and of beauty." Published by MacMillan and Co., London. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.
     
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Poetry and Prose By John Keats (1890 Reeves & Turner)
Poetry and Prose By John Keats. A Book of Fresh Verses and New Readings - Essays and Letters lately found - and Passages formerly suppressed. Edited by H. Buxton Forman. And Forming A Supplement to the Library Edition of Keats’s Works. "The Library Edition of Keats’s writings published in 1883 was the first serious attempt to bring together in one collection the whole works of Keats in verse and prose and all the most important collateral matter illustrating the works or throwing light upon the career of the man. Of that edition a reissue has
   been recently called for. In the meantime, the materials for dealing with Keats’s works have been considerably enlarged... Of The Eve of St. Agnes (Volume II, pages 71 to 105) we have now what is almost as good from critical uses as the missing holograph of the first seven stanzas..." Includes minor changes. Published by Reeves & Turner, 196 Strand, London, Printed by Chiswick Press, C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.)
     
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Letters of John Keats (1891)
Letters of John Keats, To His Family and Friends. Edited by Sidney Colvin. Begins with a preface by Sidney Colvin. "The object of the present volume is to supply the want, which many readers must have felt, of a separate and convenient edition of the letters of Keats to his family and friends. He is one of those poets whose genius makes itself felt in prose -writing almost as decisively as in verse, and at their best these letters are among the most beautiful in our language.
  Portions of them lent an especial charm to a book charming at any rate the biography of the poet first published more than forty years ago by Lord Houghton. But the correspondence as given by Lord Houghton is neither accurate nor complete..." Second Edition. Hard Cover. Published by MacMillan and Co., London and New York. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. Boards covered in burgundy cloth. Title in gilt on spine. Top edge trimmed.
     
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Roses of Romance. From the Poems of John Keats (1891)
Roses of Romance. From the Poems of John Keats. Selected and Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. In 1820, The Eve of St. Agnes was published along with Lamia and Isabella and other Poems. In 1885 The Eve of St. Agnes was published by John Wilson and Son with over 20 illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. This version includes the same three poems along with La Belle Dame Sans Merci, is copyrighted by
  Garrett, and includes five new illustrations which use the same characters in The Eve of St. Agnes, but did not appear in the earlier edition. Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Printed by University Press: John Wilson and Son U. S. A. Copyright 1891 by Edmund H. Garrett.
     
Roses of Romance. From the Poems of John Keats (Cover)   Roses of Romance. From the Poems of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets (1891)
Imagination and Fancy: or Selections From the English Poets. Hunt begins this volume with an essay "An Answer to the Question What is Poetry?" He includes selections from Spenser; Marlowe; Shakspeare; Ben Johnson; Beaumont and Fletcher; Middleton, Decker and Webster; Milton; Coleridge; Shelley; and Keats. This includes "The Eve of St. Agnes" and Hunts Essay, first published in "The Seer" 1840, but with modifications. Where his comments were interspersed within Agnus in 1840, the poem in totality comes first, then Hunts essay with minor modifications. He introduces the section on Keats with a biography, and who better to write this then this close supporter, colleague and friend. He writes "Keats was born a poet... Repeated editions of him in England, France, and America, attest its triumphant survival of all obloquy; and there can be no doubt that he has taken a permanent station among British Poets, of a very high, if not thoroughly mature,
  description. ...the Eve of Saint Agnes still appears to me the most delightful and complete specimen of his genius... It is young, but full-grown poetry of the rarest description; graceful as the beardless Apollo; glowing and gorgeous with the colours of romance. ...all good things tend to pleasure in the recollection; when the bitterness of their loss is past, their own sweetness embalms them. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.’" Wright designed the title page for the 1896 Auvergne Press edition. (Published as "A New Edition" in 1891 by Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, London. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square, London.) (First published in 1845 by Wiley and Putnam, 161 Broadway, New York. Printed by R. Craighead’s Power Press, 112 Fulton Street. Stereotyped by T. B. Smith, 216 William Street.) (Also published as "New Edition, Complete in one volume" in 1848 by George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway, New York.)
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Bell 1892)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Chronologically arranged and edited, with a memoir, By Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes), D.C.L., Hon. Fellow of Trin. Coll. Cambridge. Editor’s Note. "The object of the chronological arrangement of this edition, and the consequent insertion of some pieces of comparatively little value, is to present a faithful self-drawn literary picture of the short and sad poetical life. Had Keats lived to maturity his claim on the larger sympathies of mankind... This volume alone contains all his works..." The volume begins with the Houghton Memoir. "The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, published first in 1848, and in a more complete form in 1867, contained the
  biography of the poet, mainly conveyed in the language of his own correspondence... The ‘Adonais’ of Shelley remains the immortal literary monument of the life, work, and sorrows of John Keats." Includes an etching of John Keats by C.H. Jeens, adapted from a portrait by Joseph Severn. Published by George Bell & Sons, York St., Covent Gardens, London, and New York. Printed by Chiswick Press: C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane. 1st Aldine Edition. November 1876. Reprinted. March 1879. March 1882. June 1883. June 1886. August 1890. March 1891. August 1892.
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (MacMillan 1892)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Reprinted From The Original Editions With Notes by Francis T. Palgrave. This version of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" was first published in 1884. Contents were added in 1885 and reprinted in 1886, 1889 and 1892. It begins with a short introduction by Francis T. Palgrave, dated August 1884, and ends with his extensive notes on Keats writings. Palgrave also arranges his writings in the order they were published; 1817, 1818, 1820 and "Posthuma" (published after   his death). He also includes "A drawing by the great and tender-souled Flaxman... to enable me to please myself by prefacing Keats with a design which is so much in harmony with his own art, in point of grandeur and of beauty." Illustration on title page etched by G. J. Stodart. Pages are trimmed top and bottom, left untrimmed on the side. (Fifth edition)  Published by MacMillan and Co., London and New York. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. This edition published as part of the Golden Treasury Series.
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1893)
The Eve of St. Agnes and Sonnets by John Keats. Part of the Literary Gems, Fifth Series. Series I. To V. Comprise 30 volumes. "A series of productions, complete in small compass, which have been accepted as classics of their kind, and which are entitled to the most attractive form that can be given to them. Each ‘Gem’ is presented in a separate volume, tastefully printed in 32mo, and   attractively bound in full morocco, gilt top, with a frontispiece in photogravure. Price, per volume, in box, 75 cts. Top and bottom trimmed, sides uncut. Photogravure of Keats from an illustration by Joseph Severn, 2.25 x 2.8. Original list price 75c. Published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and London. Electrotyped, Printed, and Bound by The Knickerbocker Press, New York.
     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1893)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. By John Keats. Reprinted From The Original Editions With Notes by Francis T. Palgrave, Professor of Poetry in The University of Oxford. First printed in 1884. This version of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" begins with a short introduction by Francis T. Palgrave, dated August 1884, and ends with his extensive notes on Keats writings and an Index to first lines. Palgrave also arranges his writings in the order they were published; 1817, 1818, 1820 and "Posthuma" (published after   his death). The cover has a light beige cloth stamped with a gilt design. The paper is a stippled paper, printed with three inks, light pink, light green and a metallic gold. This volume was owned by James Robinson Smith, and includes his book plate. Smith (1876-1954) graduated from Yale, and graduate work at Yale and Harvard. He was also a poet and translated Don Quixote and The Earliest Lives of Dante.
     
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Cullings From Keats (Circa 1894)
Cullings From Keats. Part of the six volume "Choice Bits Series." Hand decorated with seven colors (dark and light green, yellow, white, black, gray and gold) on dark green covers. Bound with a string. Begins with a one page introduction by Sidney Colvin "Life of Keats." Includes short portions from many of Keats poems. "What other poet has compressed into a single line so much   of the true life and charm of flowers, of their power to minister to the spirit of man through all his senses at once? It remains to glance at the influence exercised by Keats on the poets who have come after him..." Original list price 50c. First Edition. Published by A. W. Carter, Newtonville, Mass.
     
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The Poems of John Keats (1895 Penny Poets)
The Poems of John Keats. By John Keats. The Penny Poets - XIX, The Masterpiece Library. Edited by Stead, W.T. "Keats lived for twenty-five years among mortal men. This month, seventy-five years after his death, we are celebrating the centenary of his birth as that of one of the Immortals. Few of the men who were born a hundred years ago are held in such grateful remembrance as this consumptive youth, to whom there was allotted so brief a span of years. Yet Keats has never become a popular poet, as Byron was, Scott is, and as Shakespeare has been, is, and ever will be... Keats was the poet of Beauty. He was a Greek, said Shelley; and Mr. Colvin declares he was the most Shakespearian Spirit that has lived since Shakespeare." Although not dated, Stead refers to "celebrating the centenary of his birth".
 

Keats was born on October 31, 1795, which would indicate a publishing date of 1895. In an article published in "The Review of Reviews", Oct 15, 1895, "The Penny Poets", page 359, Stead reports "The Keats number has been issued in connection with the Keats’ Centenary. An update in the November 1895 issue reports, "The next in order of publication will be No. 25 and No. 26, Keats being No. 19. An ad in the Nov 7, 1896 issue of Publisher’s Circular offers all 51 volumes. Includes: Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, La Belle, Lamia, Hyperion, five Odes, three Sonnets and Endymion. Original list price One Penny. Published by The Review of Reviews, London. Published for the Proprietor by Horace Marshall & Son, London. Printed by William Clowes and Sons)

     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1895 Deluxe & Astor Editions)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited with Notes and Appendices By H. Buxton Forman. Complete Edition. Deluxe Edition, gilt edges three sides (shown below). Astor Edition, embossed on front cover (shown to the right). Both the Deluxe and Astor Editions are consistent on the inside.  In 1883 Reeves first published a four volume set of Keats complete poetical works which included and extensive preface by Forman. In 1884 Reeves condensed the set into a single volume which included Forman’s extensive Editor’s Preface. In 1889 the four volume set was republished with minor revisions. In 1890 the single 1884 volume was reissued as "Prose and Poetry, A Book of Fresh Verses and New Readings". In 1895 Crowell published three separate versions of the "Works of Keats". This 1895 edition includes a new extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole, and includes Forman’s notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of Keats, treasure with peculiar
 

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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)

tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Portrait of Keats. Note: First Version. This version is virtually identical to the second Crowell edition. Title, title page and portrait changed. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Printed in the United States of America.

     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1895 Gladstone Edition)
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Gladstone Edition). Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited with Notes and Appendices By H. Buxton Forman. Complete Edition. Hard Cover. Published as part of the Gladstone Edition of Poets Series. Virtually the same edition as the 1895 and 1895 Astor editions, with slight change to title page. This 1895 edition includes a new extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole, and includes Forman’s notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of Keats, treasure with peculiar tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Portrait of Keats. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York and Boston. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
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 Poetical Works of John Keats". "A new line of standard poets, well printed on good paper, from clear type, with frontispieces and specially designed title pages. Strongly and beautifully bound in cloth, with neat design, gilt top. Per vol., $0.75. Also published in Half Calf, Gilt Top, Full gilt back, marble paper sides. Per vol., $1.75."

     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1895)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited with Notes and Appendices By H. Buxton Forman. Complete Edition. Burgundy Cover Hard Cover. In 1883 Reeves first published a four volume set of Keats complete poetical works which included and extensive preface by Forman. In 1884 Reeves condensed the set into a single volume which included Forman’s extensive Editor’s Preface. In 1889 the four volume set was republished with minor revisions. In 1890 the single 1884 volume was reissued as "Prose and Poetry, A Book of Fresh Verses and New Readings". In 1895 Crowell published three    separate versions of the "Works of Keats". This 1895 edition includes a new extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole, and includes Forman’s notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of Keats, treasure with peculiar tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Portrait of Keats. Hard Cover. (First Edition) Published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
     
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1895)
The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Deluxe Leather Hard Cover. In 1883 Reeves first published a four volume set of Keats complete poetical works which included and extensive preface by Forman. In 1884 Reeves condensed the set into a single volume which included Forman’s extensive Editor’s Preface. In 1889 the four volume set was republished with minor revisions. In 1890 the single 1884 volume was reissued as "Prose and Poetry, A Book of Fresh Verses and New Readings". In 1895 Crowell published three separate versions of the "Works of Keats". This 1895 edition includes a new extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole, and includes Forman’s
 

notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of Keats, treasure with peculiar tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn from a Miniature. Note: Second Version. This version is virtually identical to the first Crowell edition. Title "Complete...", title page and portrait changed. Deluxe leather cover. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Printed in the United States of America.

     
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1895)
In 1883 Reeves first published a four volume set of Keats complete poetical works which included and extensive preface by Forman. In 1884 Reeves condensed the set into a single volume which included Forman’s extensive Editor’s Preface. In 1889 the four volume set was republished with minor revisions. In 1890 the single 1884 volume was reissued as "Prose and Poetry, A Book of Fresh Verses and New Readings". In 1895 Crowell published three separate versions of the "Works of Keats". This 1895 edition includes a new extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole, and includes Forman’s notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his
 

earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of Keats, treasure with peculiar tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn from a Miniature. (First Edition)  This version is identical to the Crowell edition (0018.08). The cover and portrait are the only changes. Deluxe leather and cloth cover. Deluxe leather and cloth cover. (Deluxe Leather and Green Cloth Hard Cover) (Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Printed in the United States of America)

     
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (Crowell 1895)
The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Deluxe Leather Hard Cover, design stamped in leather. Tree with fruit, within a border, title gilt.  Note: This version is identical to the Crowell editions (0018.08) & (0018.25) Title "Complete...", the cover and portrait (of one) are the only changes. By John Keats; Dole, Nathan Haskell; Forman, H. Buxton; Hunt, Leigh. In 1883 Reeves first published a four volume set of Keats complete poetical works which included and extensive preface by Forman. In 1884 Reeves condensed the set into a single volume which included Forman’s extensive Editor’s Preface. In 1889 the four volume set was republished with minor revisions. In 1890 the single 1884 volume was reissued as "Prose and Poetry, A Book of Fresh Verses and
 

New Readings". In 1895 Crowell published three separate versions of the "Works of Keats". This 1895 edition includes a new extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole, and includes Forman’s notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of Keats, treasure with peculiar tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn from a Miniature. Same illustration as (0018.08). Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Printed in the United States of America.

     
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The Poetical Works of John Keats Volume I & II (Crowell 1895)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited with Notes and Appendices By H. Buxton Forman. Vol. I and Vol. II. In 1883 Reeves first published a four volume set of Keats complete poetical works which included and extensive preface by Forman. In 1884 Reeves condensed the set into a single volume which included Forman’s extensive Editor’s Preface. In 1889 the four volume set was republished with minor revisions. In 1890 the single 1884 volume was reissued as "Prose and Poetry, A Book of Fresh Verses and New Readings". In 1895 Crowell published three separate versions of the "Works of Keats". This 1895 edition includes a new extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole, and includes Forman’s notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of
 

Keats, treasure with peculiar tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Volume I, pages 1-311: Portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn from a Miniature., One illustration by Samual Palmer and five by E. H. Garrett. Also includes Table of Contents. Volume II, pages 313-661: Includes one illustration by William Hilton, two by Joseph Severn, one of which is Keats on his death bed, and one by Monsieur Edouart and five Masks of Keats. Note: Third Version. This two volume version is virtually identical to the first and second Crowell editions, but in two volumes. Vol. I, pages 1-311, Vol. II, pages 313-661. Title page and illustrations changed. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, New York: 46 East 14th Street. Boston: 100 Purchase Street. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Printed by Rockwell and Churchill, Boston.

     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Vol. I & II Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Vol. I Page)
 
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John Keats. A Critical Essay (1895)
John Keats. A Critical Essay. By Robert Bridges. An extensive essay on the writings of John Keats. Bridges writes, "The Eve of St. Agnes... is much more powerful. It is well done throughout, and except for some expressions, criticism could only quarrel with the machinery of the story... The Eve of St. Agnes is not only a passionate tale, but it is very rich in the kind of beauty characteristic of Keats, and contains high poetry both of diction and felling: the majority of readers would not wish it different from what it is... Had Keats left us only his Odes, his rank among the poets would not be lower that it is, for they have stood apart in literature... Keats’ vocabulary, to judge by the impression that one gets from reading his poems, is rich, and his use of quite a large
 

number of words that are not commonly found must be reckoned among the factors of his style... the very seal of his poetry, that which sets poetry above the other arts; I mean the power of concentrating all the far-reaching resources of language on one point, so that a single and apparently effortless expression rejoices the aesthetic imagination at the moment when it is most expectant and exacting, and at the same time astonishes the intellect with a new aspect of truth. This is only found in the greatest of poets, and is rare in them; and it is no doubt for the possession of this power that Keats has been often likened to Shakespeare." Privately Printed, 1895. Two Hundred and Fifty Copies printed.

     
John Keats. A Critical Essay (Cover)   John Keats. A Critical Essay (Title Page)
 
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Poetical Works of John Keats (1895 Lippincott)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Given From His Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources and Collated With Many Manuscripts. Edited by H. Buxton Forman. Third Edition. Augmented and Corrected in Three Volumes. Vol. I-III. This three volume set includes Forman’s extensive Editor’s Preface dated December 1883 with a Postscript dated January 1889. Forman writes: "The manuscripts of Endymoin, Lamia, The Eve of St. Agnes and portions of Isabella should be mentioned as especially fruitful of various readings and canceled passages... Hunt, in his admirable remarks upon The Eve of St. Agnes, points to the fainting of Porphyre at sight of Madeline as the one flaw in the poem,
 

and apologizes for it on the score of the poet’s enfeebled state of health at the time. But I think this is rather hard on all three - poem, poet and disease. If it be so decided a fault, I fear we must acquit bodily disease of any part or lot in it, for Keats’s young people always had a way of fainting, whether conceived in his more vigorous or in his less vigorous period..." Volume one includes one portrait of Keats and five additional halftone illustrations. Volume two includes seven halftone illustrations. Volume three includes three halftone illustrations. Published by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. Copyright, 1894 By J. B. Lippincott Company. Printed by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, U. S. A.

     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page)
 
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1895)
"Keats in Hampstead. The 29th of October, 1895, marks the centenary of the birth of John Keats, and affords a fitting occasion for lovers of his poetry to pay tribute to his fame... Every student of Keats associated Hampstead with him even more than the place of his birth, or the distant city where he found a quiet grave... Hunt spoke of Keats, ‘A few years more, after I am gone, people all over England will be speaking of Keats, and doing homage to his rare intellectual qualities. They will acknowledge that I was right in my prophecy, published some time ago, that he was a true man of genius as these latter times have seen, one of those who are to genuine and original to be properly appreciated at first, but whose time for applause will infallibly arrive with the many.’ And then Hunt would relapse into silence, his eyes gazing into the distance, as though he saw unutterable visions." Includes two photographs, seven illustrations and three facsimiles of letters written by Keats." By Kenyon West.
"The Influence of Keats... We can trace the influence of Keats not merely in the conscious or unconscious imitations of his manner, like those which are so evident in the early poems of Tennyson and Proctor, in Hood’s ‘Plea of the Midsummer Fairies’... in Rosetti’s ‘Ballads and Sonnets,’ and William Morris’s ‘Earthly Paradise,’ but also in the youthful spirit of delight in the retelling of old tales of mythology and chivalry; in the quickened sense of pleasure in the luxuriance and abundance of natural beauty; in the freedom of overflowing cadences transmitting ancient forms of verse into new and flexible measures... Indeed we shall fail to do justice to the influence of Keats unless we recognize also that it has produced direct and distinct effects in the art of painting. The English Preraphaelites owed much to his inspiration. Holman Hunt found two of his earliest subjects from pictures in ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ and..." By Henry van Dyke.

Both articles were published in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - October 1895. Published by The Century Co., New York.
 
     
 
 
Essays in Criticism. The Study of Poetry. John Keats (1896)
Essays in Criticism. The Study of Poetry. John Keats; Wordsworth. By Matthew Arnold. Edited by Susan S. Sheridan. Hillouse High School, New Haven, Conn. The Academy Series of English Classics. In Arnold’s extensive essay on Keats he writes, "We who believe Keats to have been by his promise, at any rate, if not fully by his performance, one of the very greatest of English poets... Keats was a great spirit, and counts for far more than many even of his admirers suppose... No one else in English poetry, save Shakespeare, has in expression
  quite the fascinating felicity of Keats, his perfection of loveliness." Sheridan also includes excerpts from "Keats. Significant Facts in the Life of Keats. (From Masson’s Essay on Keats.)" "We can hardly be wrong in believing that, had Keats lived to the ordinary age of man, he would have been one of the greatest of our poets." Published by Allyn and Bacon, Boston and Chicago. Copyright, 1896, By Susan S. Sheridan. Printed by Norwood Press. J.A. Cushing & Co. - Berwick & Smith, Norwood, Mass. U.S.A.
     
Essays in Criticism Cover   Essays in Criticism Title Page
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1896 Auvergne, Wright Illustration)
The Eve of St. Agnes. John Keats, with an appreciation by Leigh Hunt. This is the only volume solely of "The Eve of St. Agnes" that included Leigh Hunts essay. “Printed on a hand press by William H. Winslow & Chauncey L. Williams (both were Wright neighbors and clients), for pleasure and their friends, at The Auvergne Press, River Forest, Illinois; and finished the 19th day of December 1896. This copy is number
  14 of an edition of sixty five copies, printed on hand-made paper. The title page of this little book is from a design especially made for it by Frank L. Wright.”  Frank Lloyd Wright designed the title page for "The Eve of St. Agnes". Published on a hand press by Auvergne Press, River Forest, Illinois.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1896 Caldwell Edition, Garrett Illustrations)
Published with twenty five Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Exactly like the Estes version, but the page with the copyright and date has been deleted. Cloth and gilt-stamped cover with floral illustration on the cover. Printed on heavy paper (card stock). Some references to this version being printed in 1890. On April 11, 1896 Herbert M. Caldwell ran a full page ad in the Publishers’ Weekly and announced the organization of H.M. Caldwell Co. to publish books. "The catalogue to be issued will include more than a thousand titles." 9 and 11 East 16th St., New York. (PW 1896 p.645). He also opened an office in Boston. Company was possibly a subsidiary of Estes & Lauriat (John W. Tebbel). Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett. Under The Supervision of Geo T. Andrew. Published by H. M. Caldwell Co. (New York, Boston). Geo T. Andrew was an artisan who worked on many books during this time period. Lacking a photographic process, the illustrations were engraved on wood by hand, creating exquisite reproductions of the original illustrations. H.M. Caldwell Co. also published Select Poems by Keats with and introduction by Alice Meynell (PW, 10/22/04 p. 963). H.M. Caldwell Co. New York and Boston, 1896-1914. (Note: Only change to Version II is the illustration pasted on the cover, and the front and back end pages. Only change to Version III is the red cloth
 
Version II Version III Version IV

and illustration pasted on the cover and the end pages which are blank. Only change to Version IV is the cloth and illustration pasted cover and front and back End Paper. The cover illustration is not printed in standard four color process. There appears to be at least 16 or more plates, yellow, olive, light, medium and dark green, brown, light and dark pink, orange, red and dark red, light and dark purple, light and medium blue, and grey.)

     
The Eve of St. Agnes (C1896 Caldwell Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (C1896 Caldwell Title Page)
 
     
 
 
The Golden Treasures (1896)
The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Selected and Arranged with notes by Francis Turner Palgrave, Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. This edition published as part of the Golden Treasury Series. First published in 1861, reprinted 23 times. Second edition 1891, reprinted three times, this is the third. A compilation of over 80 poets, Keats being included. Although The Eve of St. Agnes is not included, a number of Keats
  other poems are included. It begins with a short introduction by Francis T. Palgrave, dated August 1861. Boards cover in blue cloth, design and text gilt. Top and bottom trimmed, sides uncut. Second edition. Hard Cover. Published by MacMillan and Co., Ltd. London and New York. Printed by Richard Cly and Sons, Limited, London and Bungay. Boards are covered in blue cloth. Design stamped and gilt on cover.
     
The Golden Treasury (Cover 1896)   The Golden Treasury (Title Page 1896)
 
 
 
 
John Keats. The Apothecary Poet. By William Osler (1896)
An Alabama Student and Other Biographical Essays (1908)
John Keats. The Apothecary Poet. By William Osler, M.D. Read at the John Hopkins Hospital Club, October 29, 1895. Osler writes, "When all the circumstances are taken into account, the English Parnassus affords no parallel to the career of Keats... In June, 1820, appeared Keats's third work, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other poems, which placed him in the first rank of English writers... All lovers of poetry cherish Keats's memory for the splendour of the verse with which he has enriched our literature. There is also that deep pathos in
  a life cut off in the promise of such rich fruit. He is numbered among ‘the inheritors of unfulfilled renown’, with Catullus and Marlowe, with Chatterton and Shelley, whom we mourn as doubly dead in that they died so young." Published in the John Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, Volume VII, No. 58, January, 1896.
       
Reprinted here in An Alabama Student and Other Biographical Essays. By William Osler, M.D. Published by Oxford University Press Canadian Branch. Toronto, London. 1908.
     
Reprinted here in An Alabama Student (Cover 1908)   Reprinted here in An Alabama Student (Title Page 1908)
 
     
 
Poems by John Keats (1896)
Poems by John Keats, Edited, With Introduction and Notes by Arlo Bates. Bates writes "He continued in failing health through the spring, sometimes better and sometimes worse, unable to do any work beyond the revising of his last volume of poems for the press. This appears in the summer of 1820. It was called, ‘Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems’. The fragment of ‘Hyperion’ was included at the request of the publishers. The reviews of this volume   were respectful, and in many cases even enthusiastic. Jeffrey praised it in the Edinburgh Review, and poor Keats, in poverty, despairing and dying, began to be recognized as a man of genius.” Frontispiece is a portrait of John Keats after Hilton’s chalk drawing, engraved by Oscar Edward Grosch. Sighed in the bottom right hand corner by O. Grosch. Original list price $1.00. Published as part of the Atbenaeum Press Series, by Ginn & Company, Boston, New York, Chicago, London.
     
Poems by John Keats Cover   Poems by John Keats Title Page
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes, Dramatic Ballad. From the Poem by John Keats. (1897)
The Eve of St. Agnes, Dramatic Ballad. From the Poem by Keats. Composed for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra. By Thomas Whitney Surette. Novello’s Original Octavo Edition. To commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of John Keats’ birth (1895) Surette composed a ballad of the much loved "The Eve of St. Agnes" which was "received with genuine enthusiasm". "Mr. Surette’s new dramatic ballad, founded on Keats’s well-known poem, had its first performance on February 27, in the Musical Fund Hall, Philadelphia, under the direction of the composer. There was a large audience which completely filled the hall, and the work was received with genuine enthusiasm... Mr. Surette’s composition is highly descriptive and interesting, being distinctly modern, yet very melodious and rich in orchestral effects, which reflect the magic warmth of the poem most vividly... ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ should ensure its attractiveness to choral societies." Review
 

Ballad (Page 1)

published in Musical Times, April 1, 1898, p264. Published by Novello, Ewer and Co. London & New York. Copyright, 1897, by Novello, Ewer and Co.

     
The Eve of St. Agnes, Dramatic Ballad (Cover 1897)   The Eve of St. Agnes, Dramatic Ballad (Title Page 1897)
 
     
 
 
Poetical Works of John Keats (1898 Reeves)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Given from his own editions and other authentic sources and collated with many manuscripts. Edited by H. Buxton Forman. With seven portraits and ten other illustrations. Sixth Edition. The first, second and third editions were printed in 1883, 1884 and 1889. The four and fifth in 1895 and 1896. Forman writes: "The manuscripts of Endymoin, Lamia, The Eve of St. Agnes and portions of Isabella should be mentioned as especially fruitful of various readings and canceled passages... Hunt, in his admirable remarks upon The Eve of St. Agnes, points to the fainting of Porphyre at sight of Madeline as the one flaw in the poem, and apologizes for it on the score of the poet’s enfeebled state of health at the time. But I think this is rather hard on all three - poem, poet and disease. If it be so decided a fault, I fear we must acquit bodily disease of any part or lot in it, for Keats’s young people always had a way of fainting, whether   conceived in his more vigorous or in his less vigorous period..." Portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn, etched by W. B. Scott from a Miniature in the possession of the Editor. (Etching is imprinted with the edge of metal plate.) Detur Bookplate. Deturs are the oldest prizes at Harvard, dating from 1712, and still awarded today. Students awarded these annual prizes for meritorious work in their courses, are given a book, specially bound and bearing the Harvard seal (front cover) and the coat of arms of Edward Hopkins (back cover). Hopkins was a London merchant who immigrated to Massachusetts in 1637 and made the bequest, setting up a foundation, through which the prizes were established. Hard Cover, rebound as a detur (gift) by Harvard University. Published For Reeves and Turner by Gibbings and Company, Bloomsbury. Printed at Chiswick Press: - C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chauncery Lane.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover 1898)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page Circa 1898)
 
 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 189x Frowde)
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Stamped tan suede cover, letters are gilt. Gilt letters repeated on the spine. Pages are trimmed three sides. Color portrait of Keats on frontispiece. Front end paper lining is a color illustration entitled "Isabella or the Pot of Basil" by M. Jameson. Back end paper lining is a color illustration entitled "The Eve of St. Agnes" by M. Jameson. Information is scarce concerning the printing of this edition. WorldCat dates this volume 18xx.   Henry Frowde became manager of the Oxford University Press in 1880, and retired in 1913. Horace Hart was appointed as Controller of the Oxford University Press in 1884 and worked there until his death in 1915. Little can be found about Jameson. There was an artist M. Jameson born in 1861. Published by Henry Frowde, London. Printed by Horace Hart, Oxford, Printer to the University. This miniature is undated. 2.75 x 3.9. Pp 42.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover Circa 189x)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page Circa 189x)
 
 
 
 
Endymion And Other Poems (1899)
Endymion And Other Poems. By John Keats. Includes The Eve of St. Agnes. Begins with an introductory biographic sketch by H. M. (Henry Morley). Henry Morley (1822-1894) was a writer, Professor of English Literature and a close friend of Charles Dickens. "The Eve of St. Agnes, written in 1819, would suffer by the loss or change of any word in it." In addition to Endymion, poems include: The Eve of St. Agnes, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to Psyche, Fancy and Ode. Upon his father’s death, Henry Altemus (1842-1936) took over his father’s book binding and publishing business, Altemus & Co. By the 1880s they were producing as many as 5,000 books, bibles and elaborate photographic albums per day. The company name evolved into Henry Altemus. In 1899, this was published as part of the Marqueterie Series, nearly 250 titles utilizing the same cover design. Version 1: They were promoted as Japanese inlaid veneer bindings in gold and various colors. The cover is imprinted with a gold gilt design, and printed with purple, red and light green on a wood veneer. The spine is a dark green cloth, gilt lettering and floral design. The back cover is covered in wood veneer. Version 2: Boards are covered in cloth and paper. Cloth and spine are stamped with a floral design, printed in white and green, and gilt. Paper is printed with a floral design in  
Cover Version 2 First Title Page
magenta (red), light and dark blue, yellow (or green) and gilt on a stippled paper. Both versions: The Frontispiece is a portrait of John Keats printed in four colors, light and medium grey, and black imprinted on a solid "varnished" background. The engraving is signed "Lister" (?). First title page is half tone photograph, red text. Second title page is two color. Published by Henry Altemus, Philadelphia.
     
Endymion And Other Poems - Version 1 (Cover)   Endymion And Other Poems (Second Title Page)
 
 
 
 
Essays In Literary Interpretation (1899)
Essays In Literary Interpretation. By Hamilton Wright Mabie. Originally published in 1892 and then again in 1893. "...It is enough that, except Shakespeare, no English poet has found such colour in our speech, has made it linger in the ear in phrase so rich and full. This magical note, heard only in the greatest poetry, is heard in Keats, - the evidence alike of the rare quality of his genius and its depth and power." (P.174) "The critical work of Mr. Hamilton W. Mabie is of that high and inspiring quality which recalls Matthew Arnold's saying that criticism and creation are not exclusive terms in literature. Mr. Mabie's new volume is entitled "Essays in Literary Interpretation" and contains of Dante Gabrie Rossetti, Browning, Keats and Dante, besides essays   upon the principles underlying modern criticism and literature. No one has a deeper truer or more sympathetic sense of the close relation of literature to life than Mr. Mabie, and he is in full touch with the spirit of our day without being a slave to it. His own books, we believe, like those of which he loves to write, are born not in the intellect, but in experience." "The Review of Reviews," December 1892, p.624. Chapter 6: "John Keats: Poet and Man," pp. 138-174. Original list price $1.25. Third Edition. Published by Dodd, Mead and Company, New York. Printed by John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U. S. A. Boards bound in green cloth, cover and spine test and border in gilt. Top edge trimmed and gilt, other edges untrimmed.
     
Essays In Literary Interpretation (Cover 1899)   Essays In Literary Interpretation (Title Page 1899)

 

 
 
 
The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (1899 Houghton)
The Complete Poetical Works And Letters of John Keats. Part of The Cambridge Poets, Student’s Cambridge Edition. Begins with a biographical sketch by Horace E. Scudder. "...he wrote that great group of poems which begins with The Eve of St. Agnes and closed with Lamia. If one takes as in some respects the high-water mark of his genius the mystic ‘La Belle Dame sans merci,’ it is not perhaps too speculative a judgement which sees the keenest anguish of a passionate soul transmuted into terms of impersonal poesy. There is no hectic flush about the poetry of this half year, but an increasing   firmness of touch and rich, yet reserved imagination." Frontispiece is a photogravure of John Keats by John Andrew and Son from a painting made by Joseph Severn in his old age after the picture painted by him in his youth, plus a facsimile signature of John Keats. Original list price $2.00. First edition. Hard Cover. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco. Printed by the Riverside Press, Cambridge. Boards covered in green cloth. Design stamped on cover. Title in gilt on spine.
     
The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover 1899)   The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page 1899)
 
 
 
 
Poetical Works of John Keats (1899 Little)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Chronologically arranged and edited, with a memoir, By Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes), D.C.L., Hon. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Volume One, Early Poems, Sonnets, Endymion, etc. This volume does not include "The Eve of St. Agnes". This volume begins with Houghton’s Memoir. "The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, published first in 1848, and in a more complete form in 1867, contained the biography of the poet, mainly conveyed in the language of his own   correspondence... The ‘Adonais’ of Shelley remains the immortal literary monument of the life, work, and sorrows of John Keats." Frontispiece is an etching of John Keats, adapted from a portrait by Joseph Severn. Artist is anonymous but etching possibly by H. Robinson. Published by Little, Brown, and Company, Boston. Printed by University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A. Printed on ivory laid paper, gilt top edge.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover 1899)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page 1899)
 
 
 
 
Ode to a Nightingale. La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Circa 1900)
Ode to a Nightingale. La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Soft cover, Cloth mounted to stiff paper) Edition De Luxe, (Privately Printed), Limited Edition. The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was formed in London in 1887 by Walter Crane, an artist and book illustrator. He was succeeded by British artist William Morris in 1891. In January of 1891 Morris formed the Kelmscott Press, for the purpose of producing books by traditional methods, inspiring what became known as the "Private Press Movement", resulting in an explosion of publishers in London. Walter Crane lectured in Chicago on the Arts and Crafts movement in 1891. Over the next few years over fifty publishing houses were formed in Chicago, sharing a vision of producing finely printed books in limited editions. One result in Chicago was Wright’s involvement in the production of "The Eve of St. Agnes". Another was Way & Williams. Johnson, Hickborn, & Company specialized in limited editions, thus the text "Edition De Luxe, (Privately Printed), Limited Edition", printed on the frontispiece. One set they published included six short volumes published in a similar fashion in green and maroon cloth. Located to date are "Song of the Greek Poet" by Lord Byron, "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith, "The Blessed Damozel" and "Maude    Clare" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and C.G Rossetti, "Lochinvar" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Mahogany Tree" by William Makepeace Thackeray, and this volume. Johnson, Hickborn also published "Cheltenham Gravures, a volume of photogravure portraits. This cover is green cloth mounted to stiff paper. An off white title label is mounted to the front, printed with a gilt design and title. Pages are bound with a green cord. The pages are bordered with a decorative green design much like the title page. Tipped-in the frontispiece is a photogravure portrait of John Keats. Artist not identified, possibly by P. Kramer after Hilton’s chalk drawing. In 1819 or 1820, William Hilton drew a chalk drawing, of John Keats, sketched from life. Hilton was a close friend of Keats publisher John Taylor. Hilton’s chalk drawing was lost, but not before Charles Wass engraved it for the frontispiece of "The Poetical Works of John Keats", 1941, published by Taylor and Walton. It was engraved and elaborated upon by F. Croll (Parson p97), and by P. Kramer in 1913 (Parson p97). This unidentified illustration is very similar to, and possibly by P. Kramer. Published by Johnson, Hickborn and Company, Ltd., London
     
Ode to a Nightingale (Cover Circa 1900)   Ode to a Nightingale (Title Page Circa 1900)
 
 
 
 
The Complete Works of John Keats Volume I-III (1900-01 Gowars)
The Complete Works of John Keats Vol. I of V. Poems Published in 1817. Endymion. Part of The Complete Library Series. Volume I begins with a Preface and Memoir by Harry Buxton Forman. "The three volumes of poetry published during Keats' life have been reproduced upon this plan; and their contents have been collated with all available manuscripts and printed issues of authority, the variations being given in foot-notes. The posthumous and fugitive poems in order of date (as exactly as that order can be ascertained) follow the contents of the three printed volumes..."
       Vol. II of V. Lamia, Isabella & Posthumous Poems to 1818 Endymion. Volume II begins with a Preface by Forman. "The most important sources of new readings and cancelled passages in the present in the present volume are George Keats’s little book of holographs and transcripts in the British Museum and Richard Woodhouse’s Common-pace book of transcripts mentioned at pages xii-xiv of the Preface to Volume I of this edition..."
       Vol. III of V. Posthumous Poems 1812-1820. Essays & Notes. Volume II begins with a Preface by Forman. "The chronology of the poems published in this third volume is continuous with that of those forming the latter part of the second volume. As nearly as can be ascertained, that volume brings the Posthumous and Fugitive Poems down to the end of the year 1818, and those here following belong to the years 1819 and 1820..."
 

       Published by Gowars & Gray, Glasgow. Cover design stamped and gilt. End pages are green.

     
The Complete Works of John Keats Vol. I, II, III (Cover 1900)   The Complete Works of John Keats Vol. I (Title Page 1900)

 

 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1900 Crowell)
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Deluxe green leather cover, lettering and floral illustration gilt-stamped, end-paper gilt-floral design. Portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn from a miniature. Title page red, green and gilt design. Red ribbon book mark. Title page design is similar to, and the illustration is the same as published in the Crowell 1895 Poetical Works. Printed on laid paper with "Old Stratford USA" watermark. Top pages gilt, others uncut. Possibly part of Crowell’s Verona Edition. Other Verona Editions published by Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., New York: "Saul" By Robert Browning. 1896 and 1901 (Dated). Title page, page design and end-paper matches this
  edition. "The Traveler" By Oliver Goldsmith. (Not Dated). Title page design matches this version. "Poor Richard's Almanac" By Benjamin Franklin, (Not Dated) ca. 1900. Illustrated with a tissue-protected frontis portrait of Franklin, and an illuminated title page. Bound in green leather. "A Dream of Fair Women", By Alfred Tennyson, not dated. Tissue-protected portrait of Tennyson. Gilt on top edge of pages. "Lamia". By John Keats, 4.5" X 7", not dated. Gilt top. Protected Frontispiece of author, (dated 1908 by the 1924 Boston Public Library Keats Exhibition). First edition. 4.5 x 7. (Published by Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., New York. Not dated, Circa 1900)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover Circa 1900)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page Circa 1900)
 
 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1900 Crowell)
The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats. Possibly part of Crowell’s Laurel Series. "This series has proved one of the most popular of our many effective lines of gift books. The binding is the popular ooze leather (swede) in three shades, red, green, brown; fancy end leaves, chaste gold stamping and each volume is boxed. Gilt top." (Illustration of the standard volume shows lettering in the top left corner.) The Publishers’
  Trade List Annual, 1905, p.14. Very similar to #41.04. Uses the same plates for pages 5-40, but title page is different. Tan swede cover, lettering gilt-stamped. End-paper gilt-floral design. Printed on laid paper. Top pages gilt, others uncut. First edition. Original list price $0.60. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., New York. Not dated, Circa 1900.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover Circa 1900)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page Circa 1900)
 
 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1900 Seymour)
The Eve of St. Agnes. A Poem by John Keats with a preface written for it by Edmund Gosse. This books is No. 369 of an Edition Limited to 800 copies made upon L.L. Brown’s H.M. paper 20 copies upon Japan vellum paper & 4 copies upon genuine parchment - printed in Chicago by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. From plates made from drawings for each page - designed & lettered by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. In 1897 the Chicago Arts & Crafts Society was formed at the Hull House, Wright being one of the founding members. Seymour’s work was strongly influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement. The first book Seymour produced on his own was completed in 1897, featuring John Keats’ Ode to Melancholy. He hand-lettered the text and designed the small book to imitate old wood block books. His second was "Three Merry Old Tales" 1898, based on "Shakespeare Jest Book". For his third, he chose Browning’s "Sonnets from the Portuguese." 1899. In 1900 he took over space in the Fine Arts Building from Charles Francis Browne. In October 1900 he published this, his fourth book. Seymour
  dedicated this volume to Mrs. Fanny R. Lupton. Illustrated and lettered by hand, and printed in two colors. Decorative two page designed title page in black and brown, followed by a second single page title page. Wright worked with Seymour in 1911 after his return from Europe. Seymour published "The Morality of Woman and Other Essays" Key, "Love and Ethics" Key, 1912, and The Torpedo under the Ark" also by Key in 1912. That same year he also published Wright’s "The Japanese Print: An Interpretation". In an article concerning Seymour’s work, published in the "Inland Printer", June 1901, Wallace Rice wrote, "...The crown of all this work was issued during the year just closed in the form of a strictly limited edition of Keat’s The Eve of St. Agnes. For additional information concerning Seymour work, see the "Caxtonian" May 2011. This volume includes six illustrations by Seymour plus one customized illustration accompanied by his signature. Original list price $2.50. Published at The Fine Arts Building Michigan Avenue Chicago Illinois USA, by Ralph Fletcher Seymour.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover 1900)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Second Title Page 1900)
 
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (First Title Page 1900)
 
 
 
Poetical Works of John Keats (1900 Houghton)
The Poetical Works of John Keats with a Memoir by James Russell Lowell. This edition includes an engraved portrait of John Keats (K4C) with a facsimile signature. Similar to the Robinson (K4E) engraving but missing the bow. It begins with a comprehensive bibliography "The Life of Keats" signed J. R. L. (James Russell Lowell). "Three men almost contemporaneous with each other, - Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron, - were the great means of bringing back English poetry from the sandy deserts of rhetoric, and recovering for her triple inheritance of simplicity, sensuousness, and passion... Keats had the broadest mind, or at least his mind was open on more sides, and he was able to understand Wordsworth and judge Bryon, equally conscious, through his artistic sense, of the greatnesses of the one and the many littlenesses of the other... Keats certainly had more of the penetrative and sympathetic imagination which belongs to the poet, of that imagination which identifies itself with the momentary object of its contemplative, than any man of these later days... His imagination was his bliss and   bane... in him we have an example of the renaissance going on almost under our own eyes, and that the intellectual ferment was in him kindled by a purely English leaven.... Keats had an instinct for fine words, which are in themselves pictures and ideas, and had more of the power of poetic expression than any modern English poet... The poems of Keats mark an epoch in English poetry..." Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston and New York. Printed by The Riverside Press, Cambridge. (Not dated. In The Annual American Catalog 1900, an ad for Houghton, Mifflin & Company announced the publishing to this volume in 1900, page 258.) Published as part of the New Cabinet Edition.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover 1900)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page 1900)
 
 
 
 
Poetical Works of John Keats (Circa 1900 Hurst)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir by James Russell Lowell. With Illustrations. Publisher's Weekly, Sept 1900 - Announcement: Hurst's Avon edition of the poets. Title in colors. $1.00. This volume uses the plates from the 1867 edition published by James Miller (0000.11). The frontispiece is an engraving of John Keats by Oscar Edward Grosch after Hilton’s chalk drawing. Some decorative illustrations signed "Pesoa Sc." This volume begins with a comprehensive bibliography "The Life of Keats" by James Russel Lowell. "Three men almost contemporaneous with each other, Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron, - were the great means of bringing back English poetry from the sandy deserts of rhetoric, and recovering for her triple inheritance of simplicity, sensuousness, and passion... Keats had the broadest mind, or at least his mind was open on more sides, and he was able to understand Wordsworth and judge Bryon, equally conscious, through his artistic sense, of the greatnesses of the one and the many littlenesses of the other..." From The Publisher's Weekly, p.432, February 9, 1924: Thomas D. Hurst, founder of  

First Title Page

the firm of Hurst & Company, died at his home in Brooklyn, February 2nd, in his eighty-first year. He was born in England in 1843. In 1871, he started as a publisher and bookseller in Nassau Street, specializing in cheap editions of standard works of which he was one of the pioneers... Avon Edition of the Poets, 1900-1901." (First Edition) Published by Hurst & Company, New York. Burgandy cloth, small design stamped and gilt on cover. (Note: The Boston Public Library exhibition catalog dates this volume 188-?, p.12.) Border stamped and black. Spine in gilt, "Keat's [sic] Poems. Avon Edition. Hurst & Co, New York." Pages trimmed, gilt top. Hard Cover.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Second Title Page)
 
 
 
 
The Sonnets of John Keats (1900)
First published in 1898. "This edition of the Sonnets of John Keats, with decorated borders and initials by Christopher Dean, was published by Geroge Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, London, and printed at the Chiswick Press. MDCCCXCVIII. And reprinted MDCCCC. This volume is a compilation of 54 sonnets. "A beautiful little edition in parchment cover", The Literary World, 1898. Index of first lines.   Second title page and first sonnet ornately illustrated. Part of Bell’s Sonnet Series which also included sonnets by Shakespeare, Browning, Dante and Wordsworth. Original list price 2s. 6d. net. Published by George Bell & Sons, London. Printed on thick laid paper. Trimmed and gilt on top. Side and bottom uncut. (Second edition)
     
The Sonnets of John Keats (Cover 1900)   The Sonnets of John Keats (Title Page 1900)
 
     
Second title page and first sonnet ornately illustrated
 
 
 
The Odes of John Keats (1901)
The Odes of John Keats With Illustrations by R. (Robert) Anning Bell. The iIllustrations by Robert Anning Bell, and are taken from the edition of Keats’ poems in the "Endymion Series". "At its price there is not a minature volume upon the bookseller's shelves fit to approach this charming edition. No black and white artist is more suited by temperament to deck the poet's verse and here Mr. Anning Bell has done some of his finest work. It is not extravagant praise to say that this little book is a perfect production and both artist and publishers from their varying points of view may be proud of it." The Art Record, December 1901, page 657, Hugh Stokes. "It is difficult to say which we have most admiration for in this dainty volume, the illustrations   of Mr. Bell or the printing and general production of the work. Both are admirable and those who would possess a copy of Keats's 'Odes' could scarcely do better than invest in the present pocket edition." The Publisher's Circular, Oct 19, 1901, page 426. Although it does not contain "The Eve of St. Agnes", we could not resist, a beautiful little volume. Originally sold at Brentano’s, Booksellers & Stationers, Paris. Original list price 1s. 6d. Green leather covers medium boards, Gilt lettering and design. Pages are trimmed three sides, gilt on top, and printed on beige laid paper with a Lion & Anchor logo and text "Chiswick Press" watermark. Published by George Bell and Sons, London. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
     
The Odes of John Keats (Cover 1901)   The Sonnets of John Keats (Title Page 1901)
 
     
 
 
Poetical Works of John Keats (1901 Bell)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Chronologically arranged and edited, with a memoir, By Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes), D.C.L., Hon. Fellow of Trin. Coll. Cambridge. Editor’s Note. "The object of the chronological arrangement of this edition, and the consequent insertion of some pieces of comparatively little value, is to present a faithful self-drawn literary picture of the short and sad poetical life. Had Keats lived to maturity his claim on the larger sympathies of mankind... This volume alone contains all his works..." The volume begins with the Houghton Memoir. "The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, published first in 1848, and in a more complete form in   1867, contained the biography of the poet, mainly conveyed in the language of his own correspondence... The ‘Adonais’ of Shelley remains the immortal literary monument of the life, work, and sorrows of John Keats." Frontispiece is an etching of John Keats by C.H. Jeens, adapted from a portrait by Joseph Severn. Published by George Bell & Sons, York St., Covent Gardens, London, and New York. Printed by Chiswick Press: C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.) The Adline Edition of British Poets. First Aldine Edition. November 1876. Reprinted. 1879, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1901.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover 1901)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page 1901)
 
 
 
 
Shelley's Adonais and Alastor (1902)
Shelley’s Adonais and Alastor. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited, With Introduction and Notes By Charles G. D. Roberts, M.A. In Shelley’s Introduction and biographical sketch, he writes, "On the 1st of July (1822) Shelley set out with Williams (one of his closest friends) in the Ariel (their yacht) to meet Leigh Hunt at Leghorn. On the afternoon of the 8th they left Leghorn... A storm was threatening... Then the bodies of Shelley and Williams were washed ashore. In Shelley’s pocket was found a copy of Keats, doubled back at ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’... the ceremony was conducted by Trelawney, Hunt, and Byron... The ashes were taken to Rome and buried in that cemetery where lay already the poet’s child William, and his great fellow-craftsman, Keats." In his
  preface Shelley writes. "The genius of the lamented person to whose memory I have dedicated these unworthy verses, was not less delicate and fragile than it was beautiful..." Shelley laments "I weep for Adonais - he is dead! O, weep for Adonais! though our tears, Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head! And thou, sad Hour, selected from all years, To mourn our loss, rouse thy obscure compeers, And teach them thine own sorrow, say: with me Died Adonais..." Of note is Shelley’s second wife. He was married to Mary Shelley, novelist, who authored "Frankenstein". Published by Silver, Burdett and Company, New York, Boston, Chicago. Part of The Silver Series of Classics, which also included Keats "The Eve of St. Agnes" and Other Poems.
     
Shelley’s Adonais and Alastor (Cover)   Shelley’s Adonais and Alastor (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
Adonais (1902)
Adonais By Percy Bysshe Shelley. "The De la More Booklets are a happy idea. They consist of classical masterpieces in paper covers such as Shelley's Adonais, Keats Eve of St Agnes... These volumes are all carefully printed at the De La More Press on very fine paper specially made for them and are bound in an artistic manner. The price is 6d net each in art wrappers..." From an ad in 1905: Shelley once wrote of Keats: "The genius of the lamented person to whose memory I have dedicated these unworthy verses, was not less delicate and
  fragile than it was beautiful..." Shelley laments "I weep for Adonais - he is dead! O, weep for Adonais! though our tears, Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head! And thou, sad Hour, selected from all years, To mourn our loss, rouse thy obscure compeers, And teach them thine own sorrow, say: with me Died Adonais..." Original list price 6d (pennies). First Edition. Published at The De La More Press, London.
     
Adonais (Cover)   Adonais (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1902 De La More)
Part of The De La More Booklet Series. "Selected Masterpieces of Prose and Verse printed at the De La More Press in dainty Booklets, suitable for Birthday Gifts... Also bound cloth, 1s. net; in moreen 1s. 6d. net; or in full lambskin extra gilt and gilt edges, 2s. 6d. net... The De La More Booklets are a happy idea. They consist of classical masterpieces in paper covers such as Shelley’s ‘Adonis,’ Keats’
  ‘Eve of St Agnes,’ and Milton's ‘Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity.’ " Original list price 2 Shilling 6 pennies. Published by The De La More Press, London. Boards covered with green leather, stamped and gilt. Cover design signed by B.M.M. Printed on hand made paper with a watermark. Three sides trimmed and gilt. (First Edition)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page)
 
   
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1902 Crowell)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Reprinted From the Original Editions with Notes by Francis T. Palgrave, Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. This version of "The Poetical Works of John Keats" was first published in 1884. It begins with a short introduction by Francis T. Palgrave, dated August 1884, and ends with his extensive notes on Keats writings. "Copiousness in exquisite detail, perpetual freshness of phrase, characterize all the poetry of Keats, and in the work of his earlier days are generally more conspicuous than unity of interest or perfection of form; – qualities which, (as, perhaps, with Shakespeare), his imaginative wealth of mind, - aurea facilities, – prevented him from acquiring until first youth was over. Keats is   hence a Poet especially fir to be read..." Not dated, but in The Nation, May 1, 1902, p.iv., "Messrs Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. beg to announce a new series of old favorites - The Handy Volume Classics, Pocket Edition. It is beautifully printed on excellent paper, with critical notes and copyrighted introductions. Tinted tops. Fine red cloth binding. Frontispieces and printed wrappers. The series embraces 110 titles, poetry and prose, and is especially adapted to use in schools, on account of its abundant critical matter and clear type." Original list price 35c. First Edition. Hard cover. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York. Boards covered in red cloth. Design and text stamped on front and spine, gilt. Three sides trimmed, top is tinted.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover 1902)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page 1902)
 
 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1903 Curtis)
During the 1890s A. C. Curtis operated a bookstore in Guildford, England, southwest of London. Complying the Arts & Crafts movement and the reemergence of finely crafted books, he formed The Astolat Press and began publishing books, much like Browne’s Bookstore began doing in 1908. Curtis began publishing fine books possibly as early as 1896, but not confirmed until 1901. Curtis partnered with George W. Jacobs & Company, Philadelphia, who published a U.S. edition of this volume. When Way & Williams began publishing books   in 1895, they partnered with English printers and publishers. Title, printer’s device, date and initial caps printed in red. First Edition. Published by A. C. Curtis, Guildford, England. The Astolat Oakleaf Series. Printed by The Astolat Press, Guildford, England. Printed on handmade Laid paper with and "Unbleached Arnold" watermark. Top edges are trimmed, other edges uncut. Cover printed on grey paper covered boards, red cloth spine. Title and oak leaves and acorns design stamped and printed in dark green ink.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover 1903)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page 1903)
 
 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1903 Jacobs)
The Eve of Saint Agnes. Undated edition of "The Eve of Saint Agnes". The "Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition Commemorating the Anniversary of the Death of John Keats" from 1921, dates this edition "189-?". During the 1890s A. C. Curtis operated a bookstore in Guildford, England, southwest of London. Being influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and the reemergence of finely crafted books, he formed The Astolat Press and began publishing books, much like Browne’s Bookstore began doing in 1908. Possibly as early as 1896, but not confirmed until 1901 Curtis began publishing fine books. The title page and printers device were always consistent in his volumes and those that partnered with him. In 1903 A. C. Curtis published "The Eve of St. Agnes". The cover consisted of grey paper covered boards, the design being
  almost identical to this Jacobs’ edition. When Way & Williams began publishing books in 1895, like this volume, they partnered with English printers and publishers. Although this version was published with it’s own cover, the inside is identical to the Curtis version. The title page of the Curtis edition was dated 1903. The nearly identical Jacobs edition was undated. Published by George W. Jacobs & Co., Philadelphia. The Astolat Oakleaf Series. Printed by The Astolat Press, Guildford, England. Endpaper printed on handmade paper with a "Lexham Airdried" watermark. Balance of the pages are printed on handmade Laid paper with an "Unbleached Arnold" watermark. Top edges are trimmed and gilt. Other edges uncut. Cover is red leather with gilt lettering and a stamped design consisting of oak leaves and acorns.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover Circa 1903)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page Circa 1903)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1904)
Old Love Stories Retold, by Le Gallienne, Richard. Panel Designs by George W. Hood. "In this book Mr. Le Gallienne's skill as a novelist and an essayist are best brought out. He recounts most attractively the famous love stories of the world such as Dante and Beatrice, Sidney and Lady Devereux, Paola and Francesca, Shelley and Mary, and others. The book is handsomely made with many designs and illustrations." The Publishers’ Trade List Annual, August 1905, p.6. Chapter V: "John Keats and Fanny Brawne. It is surprising that the love stories of great poets should so often disappoint the romantic — and, one may add, the aesthetic — sense. From such lovers of love, and such passionists of beauty, one naturally expects not only the ideal passion, but the ideal object. Of all poets one would say this of John Keats, the one poet whose name has come to be synonymous with be
  auty; and it is certainly a particularly ironical paradox that the lady irritatingly associated with his name should be the least congruous of all the many commonplace women transfigured by the genius they could not understand, and the love of which they were not worthy. Most women honoured by the love of great poets have at least been inoffensive, placidly pretty, domestically devoted..." Of Note: In 1896, Wright’s client Williams, published "Aucassin and Nicolete," and refers to the volume in Chapter II. Original list price $1.50 Net. Published by The Baker & Taylor Co., New York. Printed by The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass. Nearly every page has a vertical panel on the outer edge illustrated by Hood. Also includes 13 illustrations by unidentified artists, including a portrait of John Keats by P. Kramer. Spine is bound in leather. Illustration on title page initialed AM. (First Edition)
     
Old Love Stories Retold (Cover Circa 1904)   Old Love Stories Retold (Title Page Circa 1904)
 
 
 
 
The Poems of John Keats (Circa 1904)
The Poems of John Keats. This volume appears to have first been published in 1902 by George Newnes Ltd (London) and Scribner’s Sons (New York), "Bulletin and Review of the Keats-Shelley Memorial." 1913. Many ads also began appearing in 1902 for "Newnes Thin Paper Series." In 1904, Charles Scribner’s Sons’ ads began advertising "The Caxton Thin Paper Series. Printed in large, clear type on extremely thin but thoroughly opaque paper, with Photogravure Frontispiece and Title-
  page to each Volume, and bound in Limp Lambskin, with Gilt top." Cover and spine stamped and gilt. End page and title page illustrations by A. Garth Jones. Photogravure portrait of John Keats by Edmund J Sullivan. Original list price $1.25 net. Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., London. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. Printed in Great Britain by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh. Stamped on spine: Scribner’s.
     
The Poems of John Keats (Cover Circa 1904)   The Poems of John Keats (Title Page Circa 1904)
 
     
 
 
The Poems of John Keats (1906 Dent)
The Poems of John Keats. Part of the Everyman’s Library series. Title Page: "Everyman will go with thee be they guide in they most need to go they side." Introduction: "At the beginning of the few brief years of extraordinary happiness which Keats enjoyed before his fatal illness declared itself , he wrote from Carisbrooke (18th April 1817): I find I cannot exist without poetry - without eternal poetry - half the day will not do..." Here is the clue to the whole artistic career - some five or six years long - of the most wholly and completely obsessed English
  poet in the whole calendar..." Original list price: Cloth, 1s net (shilling). (Second edition) Published by J. M. Dent & Co., London, and in New York by E. P. Dutton & Co. Front and back end pages illustrated for the Everyman series by R.K.L., 1905, in light green. Green cloth, small design stamped on cover, floral design and text stamped and gilt on spine. Pages trimmed, coloured top. Printed by Colston and Coy, Limited, Edinburgh.
     
The Poems of John Keats (Cover 1906)   The Poems of John Keats (Title Page 1906)
 
     
Second title page.
 
 
 
Isabella or the Pot of Basil (Circa 1907 Jacobs)
Isabella or the Pot of Basil by John Keats. A number of versions were published in this format by Jacobs in the United States, and Foulis in England. One was part of the "Envelope Books." The cover wrapped around forming an envelope (1907). This version is a padded cloth cover. Text is printed two sides on a thick cream colored stock. Illustrations are printed four-color (dot pattern) single-sided on a white matte stock. Four color illustrations are by Jessie M King. Title and page listing illustrations are also illustrated by King. There is also a
  one-color illustration on the first page of the poem, page 7. The cover illustration is a repeat of the third plate, page 17. It is trimmed and pasted to a printed paper panel. Top and bottom pages trimmed, sides uncut. Illustration is similar to M. Jameson. Published by George W. Jacobs & Company, Philadelphia. Printed in England by T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh and London. Both versions printed by Neill and Co., Ltd., Edinburgh.
     
Isabella or the Pot of Basil (Cover Circa 1907)   Isabella or the Pot of Basil (Title Page Circa 1907)
 
     
 
 
Odes, Sonnets, and Lyrics (1908)
Odes, Sonnets, and Lyrics. Hard Cover. "Lovers of poetry will take genuine delight in the volume giving odes, sonnets and lyrics by John Keats, with a fine critical appreciative study by Edmund Clarence Stedman and an interesting and somewhat extended note by Richard Watson Gilder. The volume contains almost one hundred poetic gems that will appeal to the imagination of those who appreciate poetry and art." "The Arena," November 1908, p.479. Preface is from "The
  Century Magazine" February 1884. Frontispiece Portrait of Keats. "The standard Portrait, painted from life by Joseph Severn, here reproduced by courtesy of the owner, the Rt. Honorable Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke." Published by The Century Co., New York. Printed by The De Vinne Press. Embossed leather cover. Edges trimmed and gilt. Marbled end pages. Front and back cover designs by B.M.M.
     
Odes, Sonnets, and Lyrics (Cover 1908)   Odes, Sonnets, and Lyrics (Title Page 1908)

 

 
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Circa 1908 Harrap)
The Eve of St Agnes, And other Poems. By John Keats. Number sixteen in the Sesame Booklet Series. Includes The Eve of St Agnes, Ode to a Nightingale, and other short poems. Stiff cover, gilt and black design is stamped, letters are printed on the spine. Pages are trimmed on the top. Photogravure Portrait of Keats on frontispiece by Emory Walker after a portrait by Joseph Severn. Ornamental title page illustration signed by W. Easton. Each of the forty-two stanzas are printed on separate pages. Not dated, George Godrey Harrap, himself an author, formed George G. Harrap & Co. and began published
  books in 1901. Ad: "Harrap’s Sesame Booklets", describes two versions and list 21 volumes. Published in the May 9, 1908, Publisher’s Circular. Sold by North of England School Furnishing Co. Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne. (Embossed on last page.) WorldCat and Google Books also date this volume 1908. Original list price (1908), Art Linen, Felt Lettered version 6 Pence, Full Velvet Cowhide, Gilt Top version 1 Shilling. First Edition. Published by George G. Harrap & Co., Covent Gardens, London. Printed by The Riverside Press Ltd., Edinburgh.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover Circa 1908)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page Circa 1908)
 
     
 
 
A Day With John Keats (1909)
A Day with John Keats, by May Byron. Not dated, but a write-up in the Nov 26, 1910 issue of Publishers Weekly, p.101, "Days With the Poets. Each book deals intimately with a day in the life of the poet. The motives and characteristics of each subject are interestingly dealt with and the sketch of the day is accompanied by selections from the works of the poet illustrated in color reproductions of original paintings To the six volumes published last year three new ones on Shelley, Byron and Scott are added." An ad on p.36 continues "...The sketch of the day is accompanied by selections from the works of the poet illustrated in color reproductions of original paintings. Decorated
  covers." The advertisement list the original six, Keats being the first published. Six four-color illustrations. Frontispiece: "Keats’ Home in Hampstead," painting by Ernest William Haslehust. Five additional painting by William James Neatby, each related to one of Keats’ poems. Cover illustration not identified, but attributed to Neatby. Original list price 50 cents, net. Published by Hodder & Stoughton, New York. Printed by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., Ltd., Bradford and London. Boards covered in grey paper. Title, designs and illustrated border and designs in black outlined in gilt. First Edition, Hard cover.
     
A Day with John Keats (Cover 1909)   A Day with John Keats (Title Page 1909)
 
 
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (1909 Frowde)
The Poetical Works of John Keats by John Keats. Number Seven in the 167 volume set of "The World’s Classics" Series. First printed in 1901, reprinted in 1902, 1905, and 1909. The first decorative floral title page is initialed with overlapping "TTP" or TPT." The contents include Early Poems, Early Sonnets, Endymion, Tour in Scotland, Poems,
  Odes, Isabella, Hyperion, Eve of St, Agnes, Lamia, Songs, Faery Songs, Fragments and Sonnets. Published by Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne. Printed by T. And A. Constable, Printers to His Majesty, Edinburgh. Boards are bound in green cloth, spin in gilt. Three sides are trimmed, top is gilt.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover 1909)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page 1909)
 
 
 
 
Eve of St. Agnes and other poems (Circa 1910)
Eve of St. Agnes and other poems by John Keats. Published as part of a series. The Eve of St. Agnes and thirteen additional poems. Full leather binding. Gilt letters on the cover and spine. Three sides are gilt. Decorative end pages front and back. Portrait of Keats is an engraving of the miniature portrait of John Keats after Severn’s copy for George Keats by H. S. Initials are in the bottom right. Etched portrait from
  an old sketch by Joe Severn. According to Parson (p59), this portrait was first published in 1877. Four illustrations by E. A. Abbey, first published in 1880. WorldCat dates the publishing as Circa 1910. Others date it circa 1900 and as late as 1922. (First Edition) (Leather Binding, Not Dated.) (Published by The Gold Medal Library. London, New York, Calcutta.)
     
Eve of St. Agnes and other poems (Cover Circa 1910)   Eve of St. Agnes and other poems (Title Page Circa 1910)
 
     
 
 
The Eve of St. Agnes (1910)
The Eve of St. Agnes. Bound in a brown suede soft cover with blind stamped decorative border and center motif, gilt title. All sides trimmed, top gilt. "This edition of "The Eve of Saint Agnes Agnes’ was first
   printed October 1910; reprinted November 1910." (Second Edition) (Published by Letchworth, at the Arden Press) (London)
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover 1910)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page 1910)
 
     
 
 
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Circa 1912)
The Poetical Works of John Keats. Illustrated by A. A. Dixon. Frontispiece is a half tone photograph of a Portrait of John Keats. There are four illustration by A. A. Dixon, one of which is illustrated for "The Eve of St. Agnes." "She knelt, so pure a thing, so free from mortal taint." Page 231. Illustrations appear to be dated "-10" (1910?). The
   "Bulletin and Review of the Keats-Shelley Memorial." 1913, p.109 dates this volume [1812} SIC, most likely 1912. Title page illustrated by Malcolm Patterson. Published by Collins’ Clear-Type Press, London & Glasgow. Printed in Great Britain.
     
The Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover Circa 1912)   The Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page 1912)

 

 
 
 
Portrait of John Keats (Mentor 1913)

The Mentor, December 15, 1913. By Hamilton W. Mabie, ; Illustration by P. Kramer. "Famous English Poets." Article includes information on six poets, including John Keats. "Keats’ Love of Beauty. The poets of the first quarter of the last century died young... Keats at twenty six... Shelley and Keats were rapidly gaining power when the end came." Includes six loose portraits, one of John Keats after Hilton’s chalk drawing, published two sides. Face: Intaglio-gravure portrait of John Keats. Artist not identified, but signature above left shoulder. Verso:

   "John Keats, a genius whose life was ended almost before it began, but whose poetry will live forever, is the subject of one of the intaglio-gravure pictures illustrating ‘Famous English Poets.’ " Includes five photographs related to Keats. Also published in Portraits of Keats, Plate 57, p.98. Published by The Mentor Association, Inc. Includes six loose intaglio-gravure portraits of six poets: Browning, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Wordsworth.
     
The Mentor (Cover 1913)   Portrait of John Keats (1913)
 
 
 
 
The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (1895 / Circa 1915)
The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. (Note: With confirmation of this 1895 edition being published around 1915, it give some explanation as to the large number of volumes published by Crowell in 1895.)
       This volume is Copyrighted 1895 and is identical to the 1895 Crowell edition (18.08). The 1895 plates were used, but the later printing date was not listed. Published with a Dust Jacket, it was part of "Crowell’s Thin Paper Poets" series. "The books have photogravure portraits, title pages printed in two colors..." This (1895) edition includes an extensive biographical sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole,
  and includes Forman’s notes as well as Hunt’s Reviews from 1820 and 1844. Dole writes of his earlier work "It is interesting to note that the modern worshippers of Keats, treasure with peculiar tenderness his very faults, his words quaintly misspelled, his grammatical errors, his exuberant immaturities of form and idea, his crude unconventionalities." Photogravure portrait of Keats by Joseph Severn from a Miniature. Gilt hard cover with Dust jacket.  (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York. Copyright 1895, By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Printed in the United States of America)
     
The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (Cover Circa 1915)   The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats (Title Page Circa 1915)
 
     
 
 
Exhibition Commemorating The Anniversary of the Death of John Keats (1921)
Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition Commemorating The Anniversary of the Death of John Keats. (1821-1921). Held at the Public Library of the City of Boston. February 21 to March 14, 1921. To honor the work of John Keats, the Boston Public Library held an exhibition on the one hundredth anniversary of his death. The exhibition included 84 Single and Collected works, 40 Selection which included number 56 of "The Eve of St. Agnes" published by Auvergne Press in 1896 (S.22). Wright designed the title page for this volume. It also included 29 Autographed letters, and about 150 Illustrations, Portraits and Pictures of Places.
  "The collection on exhibition, consisting of original editions and a very complete collection of the collected works of John Keats, presentation copies, autographed letters, portraits and views, is contributed by Mr. Fred Holland Day of Norwood, Massachusetts, and is a selection from his well-known collection of Keatsiana. The systematic collection of pictorial material relating to Keats, shown on the walls, is the property of Mr. Louis A. Holman of Boston." (Introduction.) Published and printed by The Public Library of the City of Boston: Printing Department.
     
Exhibition Commemorating the Death of John Keats (Cover)   Exhibition Commemorating the Death of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
John Keats (1923)
John Keats. Selected & Edited by Henry Newbolt. Introduction: "Everything he wrote is clearly the work of a human spirit expressing itself in the presence of others; it is a piece of life, and constantly invites us to consider questions which belong to life..." Possibly part of the series Nelson’s Poets. Similar volumes, with an introduction by Newbolt, appeared for William Morris, John Milton, Robert Browning and Shelley. An advertisement in The Bookseller and the Stationery Trades' Journal in 1923: Thomas Nelson & Sons, announced Nelson's Poets, A New Series of Poets, Edited by Sir Henry Newbolt. Poems of Keats. Poems of Browning... These plates were used again for
  "Poems of John Keats", Caxton House, Inc., New York Circa 1939 (0501.17). Frontispiece is a wood block portrait of John Keats, possibly a variation of the "Portrait of John Keats After Joseph Severn by William Hilton". There is a similarity when the portrait is flipped horizontally. Possibly sighed "C P", lower left hand corner of portrait. First Edition. Hard Cover, Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London & Edinburgh. Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers. Boards covered in green cloth. Title, design elements and borders in dark green ink. 0156.48.1213
     
John Keats (Cover)   John Keats (Title Page)
 
 
 
 
Keats. Hyperion, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia (Circa 1928)
"The story is of Keats’s own invention, founded upon the superstitions connected with the day: like many of our best narratives it has a very simple plot, so simple that the common man would think it incapable of arousing interest. But in Keats’s hands it has become one of the most entrancing of English verse tales." Slipped inside the cover is a broadside from the publisher: "The General Editor of the University Tutorial Press has pleasure in sending the accompanying volume... for review, and will be glad to receive a copy of the issue containing a notice as soon as it appears..." (8.25 x 6.1 folded to 4.1 x 6.1, printed one side only.) Not dated. "The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: 1800-1900," Shattock, 1999, p.379, indicates that this volume was published in 1928. "British Books in Print," Whitiker,1928, p.94, lists this volume "in preparation. Published by W. B. Clive,
 

Broadside

University Tutorial Press Ld., High St., New Oxford St., W.C. London. Printed at the Burlington Press, Foxton, Near Cambridge, England. Cover printed on thick dark green stock. Edited by G. E. Hollingworth, M.A. Lond.

   
Keats. Hyperion, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia (Cover)   Keats. Hyperion, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia (Title Page)
 
 

 

 
The Eve of St. Agnes (Lane 1928)
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Illustrated by E. M. Craig. The sixth title published in the Helicon Series. Includes four illustrations by E. M. Craig. Pages with illustrations printed on one side only. Black
  cloth covers with gilt-stamped title and design. Hard Cover. Published by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London. Printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh.
     
The Eve of St. Agnes (Cover)   The Eve of St. Agnes (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
Poems of John Keats (Caxton 1939)
Poems of John Keats. Selected and edited by Henry Newbolt. Part of the “Popular Classics of the World”. This volume is undated. Rockefeller Plaza opened in 1933, so this would have been published after that date. Most likely the late 30s or early 40s. Of interest is the Frontispiece which is a wood block portrait of John Keats, possibly
  sighed “C P”, lower left hand corner of portrait. Possibly a variation of the “Portrait of John Keats After Joseph Severn by William Hilton” (K9). There is a similarity when the portrait is flipped horizontally. Published by Caxton House, Inc., Rockefeller Plaza, New York.
   

 

Poems of John Keats (Cover)   Poems of John Keats (Title Page)
 
     
 
 
"Bright Star" Movie Based on the Life of John Keats (2009)
Bright Star, based on the life off John Keats. "From Academy Award winning writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano, 1993) comes an extraordinary film based on the true story of undying love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawn (Abbie Cornish). In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer - even as
  fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art - and great love last forever." (Publisher’s description.) (DVD) A Jane Campion Film. Produced by Caroline Hewitt, Produced by Jan Chapman, Written and Directed by Jane Campion.
     
Bright Star, based on the life of John Keats (Cover)
     
 
 

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